Lentils and Pulses Names in English, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi

The list or glossary of legumes and lentils or pulses used mainly in Indian Cuisine is presented here. The first column consists of their names in English, whilst the second column consists of their names translated in Hindi.The names of the legumes, lentils are listed in alphabetical order.

Pulses Names

Just for your information:-

  • In Hindi, the word ‘Sabut’ is used for lentils which are whole.
  • The word ‘Dal’ is used for split lentils.
  • The word ‘Dhuli’ is used for split and husked/skinned lentils.

Pulses Names List

EnglishHindiTamilMarathi
Bengal gram flourBesanKadalai mavu 
Bengal gram spilt and skinnedChana dal, chane ki dal,
Booter dal
Kadalai paruppuHarbaryachi dal,
Chanyachi dal
Bengal gram wholeKala chana, chana Harbhara
Black eyed beans, cow peasLobhiya, lobiya, chawli, chavliKaramani 
Black gram skinnedUrad dhuliUllutham paruppu 
Black gram splitUrad chilka  
Black gram wholeUrad sabut, urad sabootMuzhu ulundhu 
White chick peas,
Garbanzo beans
Kabuli channa,
Safed chole, chole
Kondai kadalai 
Field bean,
Hyacinth bean, lablab
Val  
Green gram dalMoong dalPayatham paruppu 
Green gram splitMoong chilka Mugachi dal
Green gram wholeMoong sabut, mung sabutPayaruMug
Horse gramKulthi, kulithKollu 
Lentil dal, pink lentilMasoor dal, masar dal,
Masur dal
  
Moth beanMoth, matki, mataki 
PeasMutter, matar, mattarPattani 
Dried green peasHara matar  
Dried white peasSafed matar  
Black peasKala vatana  
Peas spilt, green peas spiltMatar dal, green matar dal  
Pigeon peas spilt and skinnedArhar, tuvar, toor, tur dalThuvarum paruppu 
Red kidney beansRajmaRajma 
SoybeanBhatma  

Note – if you know the name of any legumes/lentils/pulses in any regional Indian language and want to update it in this post, then do leave it in the comment section and we will update the post.

If we have missed any legumes, then also you can let us know. Thanks in advance.

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  1. Fruits Names
  2. Spices Names
  3. Cereals Names
  4. Vegetables Names

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    1. Dried White peas is called vellai pattani in Tamil and dried green peas is called kanja pacha pattani

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