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Glossary of Indian Spices in English, Tamil and Hindi
|Black Cumin Seeds||Karun jiragam||Shahjeera|
|Bay leaf||Brinji Ilai||Tej Patta|
|Black salt||Induppu||Kala Namak|
|Coriander seeds||Kothamalli vidhai||Sukha Dhania|
|Coriander Powder||Malli podi||Pisa Dhania|
|Chilli powder||Milagai Podi||Lal Mirch Powder|
|Coriander leaves||Kothamalli thalai||Dhaniya pattē|
|Curry Leaves||Karuveppilai||Kadhi patta|
|Dry mango powder||Mangai Podi||Amchur|
|Fenugreek seeds||Vendayam||Methi Dana|
|Green chilli||Pachai Milagai||Hari Mirch|
|Onion Seeds||Vengaya vithai||Kalonji|
|Poppy seeds||Kasa kasa||Khus Khus|
|Pomegranate Seeds||Mathalam vidhai||Anardana|
|Red Chilli||Milagai vathal||Lal Mirchi|
|Star Anise||Annachi mokku||Chakra Phool|
|White Pepper||Vellai milagu||Safed Mirchi|
These spice powders are commonly used in Indian cuisine
|In front of the spoon is mace (Jathibathri/Jathikai thol in tamil) and at the back of the spice powder is bay leaf.|
Coriander Powder– Clean and dry coriander seeds in the sun. Then get it ground in the flour mill. Alternatively, you can dry roast coriander seeds in a pan on medium flame until you get a nice aroma of roasted coriander seeds. Cool and powder it. The seeds can be powdered either by roasting them or without roasting them. They give different flavors to the curries.
Cumin Powder – Dry roast cumin seeds in a pan and then grind it to a fine powder. You can use the coffee grinder or mixie for powdering it. Store it in an air tight container.
Red Chilli Powder -Dry Red chillies in the sun and give it in the flour mill for dry grinding. It is available ready made.
Garam Masala Powder -Garam masala- Garam means “hot” and masala means a “mixture of spices” is a blend of ground spices common in North Indian and other South Asian cuisines. Each state has its own spice blend or masala powder. Refer Kerala Garam Masala powder. More will be posted soon.
Turmeric Powder – It is used in almost all curries and dals. It imparts flavor and color to the dishes. It has lot of medicinal properties. It is available ready made.
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