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Although Indian food literally means food eaten in the country of India, it is not just consumed in India but also many countries in the Indian subcontinent such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri lanka, Afghanistan and in many other countries with significant Indian diaspora such as United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, Middle East, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago etc.

Common Indian food names

  • Achar Indian food is the Indian name for Pickle.
  • Adrak Indian food is the Indian name for Ginger.
  • Ajwain Indian food is the Indian name for Lovage, also called Ajowain.
  • Aloo Indian food is the Indian name for Potato, also alled alu.
  • Alu Chole Indian food is the Indian name for A vegetarian dish using chickpeas, potatoes and tamarind.
  • Alur Dum Indian food is the Indian name for A dish using whole potatoes.
  • Aam Indian food is the Indian name for Mango.
  • Amchur Indian food is the Indian name for Mango powder. A very sour flavoring agent.
  • Aniseed Indian food is the Indian name for Sanuf.
  • Areca Indian food is the Indian name for Betel nut.
  • Asafoetida Indian food is the Indian name for Hing. Gum obtained from root of giant fennel-like plant. Used in powder or resin form. A rather pungent spice.
  • Aserio Indian food is the Indian name for Aniseed.
  • Atta Indian food is the Indian name for Chupatti flour. Fine wholemeal flour used in most Indian breads. English wholemeal is a suitable alternative.
  • Badai Indian food is the Indian name for Aniseed stars.
  • Badam Indian food is the Indian name for Almond.
  • Bargar Indian food is the Indian name for The process of frying whole spices in hot oil.
  • Basmati Indian food is the Indian name for The best type of long grain rice.
  • Bay leaf Indian food is the Indian name for Tej patia. This very well known leaf is used fresh or dried in certain Indian recipes.
  • Besan Indian food is the Indian name for Chickpea flour.
  • Bhajee Indian food is the Indian name for Dryish mild vegetable curry.
  • Bhajia Indian food is the Indian name for Deep fried fritter, usually onion. See pakora.
  • Bhare Indian food is the Indian name for Stuffed.
  • Bharta Indian food is the Indian name for Mash or puree.
  • Bhoona Indian food is the Indian name for The process of cooking the spice paste in hot oil. A bhoona curry is usually dry and cooked in coconut.
  • Bhunana Indian food is the Indian name for Roast.
  • Biriani Indian food is the Indian name for A traditional dish. Rice baked with meat or vegetable filling.
  • Black salt Indian food is the Indian name for Kala namak.
  • Bombay Duck Indian food is the Indian name for A smallish fish native to the Bombay area known locally as Bommaloe Macchi. This was too hard for the British to pronounce so it became Bombay Duck. It is dried and appears on the table as a crispy deep fried starter or accompaniment to a curry.
  • Bombay potato Indian food is the Indian name for Small whole potatoes in curry and tomato sauce.
  • Boti kebab Indian food is the Indian name for Marinated cubes of lamb cooked in a tandoor oven.
  • Brinja Indian food is the Indian name for Aubergine.
  • Burfi Indian food is the Indian name for An Indian fudge-like sweetmeat made from reduced condensed milk in various flavours eg plain or pistachio.  
  • Cardamom Indian food is the Indian name for Elaichi. Various types, notably green, white, and brown. One of the most aromatic and expensive spices.
  • Cashew nuts Indian food is the Indian name for Kaju
  • Cassia bark Indian food is the Indian name for A corky bark with a sweet fragrance similar to cinnamon and is used extensively in Northern Indian cookery. Although cooked in the curry the bark is too coarse to eat.
  • Cayenne pepper Indian food is the Indian name for A type of chilli powder.
  • Ceylon curry Indian food is the Indian name for Usually cooked with coconut, lemon and chilli.
  • Chaamp Indian food is the Indian name for Chop.
  • Chakla belan Indian food is the Indian name for Special rolling pin and board.
  • Chamcha Indian food is the Indian name for Ladle.
  • Chana Indian food is the Indian name for Type of lentil.
  • Chawal Indian food is the Indian name for Rice.
  • Chhalni Indian food is the Indian name for Sieve.
  • Chicken curry Indian food is the Indian name for - a curry made with chicken, with Indian spices, chiles, etc popular in India and the Indian subcontinent.
  • Chilgoze Indian food is the Indian name for Small long creamy nuts with brown shells used in cooking or eaten raw.
  • Chimta Indian food is the Indian name for Tongs.
  • Chirongi or Charauli Indian food is the Indian name for Small rounded nuts resembling Egyptian lentils. Used in puddings or pullaos.
  • Chor maga Indian food is the Indian name for Melon seeds. Used as a thickener.
  • Chupatti Indian food is the Indian name for A dry 6 inch disc of unleavened bread. Normally griddle cooked ,it should be served piping hot. Spelling varies eg Chuppati, Chapati etc.
  • Chutneys Indian food is the Indian name for The common ones are onion, mango and tandoori. There are dozens of others which rarely appear on the standard menu.
  • Cinnamon Indian food is the Indian name for Dalchini. The quill-like dried bark of the cinnamon tree. It is one of the most aromatic spices. Same family as cassia, it is generally used in dishes which require a delicate flavour.
  • Cloves Indian food is the Indian name for Lavang.
  • Coriander Indian food is the Indian name for Dhania. One of the most important spices in Indian cookery. The leaves of the plant can be used fresh and the seeds used whole or ground.
  • Cummin Indian food is the Indian name for Jeera. There are two types of seeds: white and black. The white seeds are a very important spice in Indian cookery. The black seeds (Kala Jeera) are seldom used. Both can be used whole or ground.
  • Curry leaves Indian food is the Indian name for .Also known as Kadipatha in Hindi, Small leaves a bit like bay leaves, used for flavouring.
  • Dahi wala Indian food is the Indian name for A meat dish cooked in a savoury yoghurt sauce.
  • Dahi Indian food is the Indian name for Yoghurt.
  • Dalchini or Darchim Indian food is the Indian name for Cinnamon.
  • Degchi Indian food is the Indian name for Brass or metal saucepan without handles also called Pateeli or Batloi.
  • Dewa Indian food is the Indian name for Lentils. There are over sixty types of lentil in the sub-continent. The most common restaurant types are masoor, channa and urid.
  • Dhania Indian food is the Indian name for Coriander.
  • Dhansak Indian food is the Indian name for Traditional chicken or meat dish cooked in lentil and vegetable puree.
  • Dhungar Indian food is the Indian name for Applying the smoke of charcoal to ingredients.
  • Do piaza Indian food is the Indian name for Traditional meat dish. Do means two and piaza means onion. It gets its name because onions appear twice in the cooking process.
  • Doroo Indian food is the Indian name for Celery.
  • Dosa Indian food is the Indian name for A south Indian pancake made from rice and lentil flour. Usually served with a filling.
  • Dum Indian food is the Indian name for Steam cooking. Long before the west invented the pressure cooker India had her own method which lasts to this day. A pot with a close fitting lid is sealed with a ring of dough. The ingredients are then cooked in their own steam under some pressure.
  • Egg curry Indian food is the Indian name for - a curry made with eggs, and other Indian spices.
  • Ekuri Indian food is the Indian name for Spiced scrambled eggs.
  • Elaichi Indian food is the Indian name for Cardamom.
  • Fennel Indian food is the Indian name for Soonf.
  • Fenugreek Indian food is the Indian name for Methi. This important spice is used as seeds and in fresh or dried leaf form. It is very savoury and is used in many Northern Indian dishes.
  • Foogat Indian food is the Indian name for Lightly cooked vegetable dish.
  • Gajar Indian food is the Indian name for Carrot.
  • Garam masala Indian food is the Indian name for Literally ‘hot mixture’. This refers to a blend of spices much loved in Northern Indian cookery.
  • Garlic Indian food is the Indian name for Lasan.
  • Ghee Indian food is the Indian name for Clarified butter or margarine much used in Northern Indian cookery.
  • Ginger Indian food is the Indian name for Adrak (fresh) Sont (dried); a rhizome which can be used fresh, dried or powdered.
  • Gobi Indian food is the Indian name for Cauliflower.
  • Goor Indian food is the Indian name for Jaggery (palm sugar) or molasses.Ginger.
  • Gosht Indian food is the Indian name for Lamb.
  • Gram flour Indian food is the Indian name for Chickpea flour (besan).
  • Gulab jaman Indian food is the Indian name for An Indian dessert. Small 1-inch diameter balls of flour and milk powder deep-fried to golden and served cold in syrup. Cake-like texture.
  • Gurda Indian food is the Indian name for Kidney. Gurda kebab is marinated kidney skewered and cooked in the tandoor.
  • Halva Indian food is the Indian name for Sweets made from syrup and vegetables or fruit. Serve cold in small squares. It is translucent and comes in bright colours depending on ingredient used; e.g. orange (carrot), green (pistachio), red (mango), etc. Has texture thicker than Turkish delight. Sometimes garnished with edible silver foil.
  • Halwa Indian food is the Indian name for is an Indian sweet made with suji, sugar, kaju (cashew nut, cooked with ghee and other spices used as a dessert.
  • Handi Indian food is the Indian name for Earthenware cooking pot.
  • Hasina kebab Indian food is the Indian name for Pieces of chicken breast, lamb or beef marinated in spices and then skewered and barbecued with onion, capsicum and tomato. Of Turkish origin.
  • Hing Indian food is the Indian name for Asofoetida.
  • Hisa Indian food is the Indian name for Bill (account)
  • Huldi Indian food is the Indian name for Turmeric.
  • Idli Indian food is the Indian name for Rice and lentil flour cake served with light curry sauce. South Indian.
  • Imli Indian food is the Indian name for Tamarind.
  • Isgubul Indian food is the Indian name for Vegetable seed.
  • Jaifal Indian food is the Indian name for Nutmeg.
  • Jal frezi Indian food is the Indian name for Sautee or stir fry
  • Jalebi Indian food is the Indian name for An Indian dessert. A flour, milk powder and yoghurt batter pushed through a narrow funnel into deep frying oil to produce golden curly crispy rings. Served cold or hot in syrup.
  • Javatri Indian food is the Indian name for Mace.
  • Jeera Indian food is the Indian name for Cummin, also called zeera.
  • Jhanna Indian food is the Indian name for Flat slotted spoon.
  • Jinga Indian food is the Indian name for Prawns.
  • Kabli chana Indian food is the Indian name for Chickpeas.
  • Kaddu kas Indian food is the Indian name for Grater.
  • Kadhi Indian food is the Indian name for Yoghurt soup.
  • Kaju Indian food is the Indian name for Cashew nut.
  • Kala jeera Indian food is the Indian name for Black cumin seeds.
  • Kala namak Indian food is the Indian name for Black salt.
  • Kala Indian food is the Indian name for Black.
  • Kaleji Indian food is the Indian name for Liver.
  • Kalongi Indian food is the Indian name for Nigella, similar to wild onion seeds.
  • Karahi Indian food is the Indian name for Karai, korai etc. Cast iron, wok-like, frying pan.
  • Karchhi Indian food is the Indian name for Metal flat spoon used for turning frying ingredients.
  • Karela Indian food is the Indian name for Small, dark green, knobbly vegetable of the gourd family.
  • Kashmir chicken Indian food is the Indian name for Whole chicken stuffed with minced meat.
  • Kashmir curry Indian food is the Indian name for Restaurateurs creation. A sweetish curry often using lychees or similar ingredient.
  • Kathal Indian food is the Indian name for Jack fruit.
  • Katori Indian food is the Indian name for Small serving bowls which go on a thaali (tray).
  • Kebab Indian food is the Indian name for Skewered food cooked over charcoal. A process over 4000 years old which probably originated in the Middle East. It was imported to India by the Moslems centuries ago.
  • Keema Indian food is the Indian name for Minced meat curry.
  • Kewra Indian food is the Indian name for Screwpine water. An extract of the flower of the tropical screwpine tree. It is a fragrant clear liquid used to flavour sweets. It is a cheap substitute for rosewater.
  • Khalla musaria Indian food is the Indian name for Grinding stone or pounder.
  • Khir Indian food is the Indian name for Technique of making a sort of cream. Milk is cooked with cucumber and pureed.
  • Khurzi Indian food is the Indian name for Lamb or chicken, whole with spicy stuffing.
  • Kish mish Indian food is the Indian name for Sultanas.
  • Kofta Indian food is the Indian name for Minced meat or vegetable balls in batter, deep-fried, and then cooked in curry sauce.
  • Kokum Indian food is the Indian name for A variety of plum, pitted and dried. Prune-like and very sour. Also known in Malayan as mangosteen.
  • Korma Indian food is the Indian name for To most restaurants this just means a mild curry. Traditionally it is very rich. Meat, chicken or vegetables are cooked in cream, yoghurt and nuts, and are fragrantly spiced with saffron and aromatic spices.
  • Koya Indian food is the Indian name for Reducing milk to a thick sticky solid. Used for sweet making.
  • Kulcha, stuffed Indian food is the Indian name for Stuffed with mildly spiced mashed potato and baked in the tandoor.
  • Kulcha Indian food is the Indian name for Small leavened bread.
  • Kulfi Indian food is the Indian name for Indian ice cream. Traditionally it comes in vanilla, pistachio or mango flavours.
  • Kus kus Indian food is the Indian name for See cuscus.
  • Lasan Indian food is the Indian name for Garlic.
  • Lavang Indian food is the Indian name for Cloves.
  • Lassi Indian food is the Indian name for A refreshing drink made from yoghurt and crushed ice. The savoury version is Lhassi namkeen and the sweet version is Lhassi meethi.
  • Lilva Indian food is the Indian name for A small oval-shaped bean which grows in a pod like the European pea.
  • Loochees Indian food is the Indian name for A type of bread made in Bengal using white flour.
  • Lovage Indian food is the Indian name for Ajwain or Ajowain.
  • Macchi Indian food is the Indian name for Fish.
  • Mace Indian food is the Indian name for Javitri. The outer part of the nutmeg.
  • Madras Indian food is the Indian name for You will not find a traditional recipe for Madras curry. It is another restaurateurs invention. But the people of South India do eat hot curries; some original chef must have christened his hot curry madras and the name stuck.
  • Makhani Indian food is the Indian name for A traditional dish. Tandoori chicken is cooked in a ghee and tomato sauce.
  • Makke Indian food is the Indian name for Cornflour.
  • Malai Indian food is the Indian name for Cream.
  • Malaya Indian food is the Indian name for The curries of Malaya are traditionally cooked with plenty of coconut, chill and ginger. In the Indian restaurant, however, they are usually mild and contain pineapple and other fruit.
  • Mamra Indian food is the Indian name for Puffed basmati rice.
  • Masala Indian food is the Indian name for A mixture of spices which are cooked with a particular dish.
  • Masoor Indian food is the Indian name for Red lentil with green skin.
  • Mathanni Indian food is the Indian name for Wooden whisk.
  • Matka Indian food is the Indian name for Round earthenware pot used to freeze ice cream. It is filled with ice and salt.
  • Mattar Indian food is the Indian name for Green peas.
  • Meethi Indian food is the Indian name for Sweet.
  • Melon seeds Indian food is the Indian name for Chor magaz.
  • Methi Indian food is the Indian name for Fenugreek.
  • Mirch Indian food is the Indian name for Pepper or chilli.
  • Moglai Indian food is the Indian name for Cooking in the style of the Moghul emperors whose chefs took Indian cookery to the heights of gourmet cuisine three centuries ago. Few restaurateurs who offer Moglai dishes come anywhere this excellence. True Moglai dishes are expensive and time-consuming to prepare authentically.
  • Mollee Indian food is the Indian name for Fish dishes cooked in coconut and chilli.
  • Mooli Indian food is the Indian name for Large white radish.
  • Moong Indian food is the Indian name for One of the more commonly used lentils. It has a green skin and can be used whole, split or polished to make various dhals.
  • Mulligatawny Indian food is the Indian name for A Tamil sauce which has become well known as a British soup.
  • Munacca Indian food is the Indian name for Raisins.
  • Murgh masala Indian food is the Indian name for A speciality dish of whole chicken, marinated in yoghurt and spices for 24 hours then stuffed and roasted.
  • Murgh Indian food is the Indian name for Chicken.
  • Naan peshwari Indian food is the Indian name for Naan bread stuffed with almonds and or cashew and or raisins and baked in the tandoor.
  • Naan, keema Indian food is the Indian name for Naan bread stuffed with a thin layer of minced meat curry then baked in the tandoor.
  • Namak Indian food is the Indian name for Salt.
  • Namkeen Indian food is the Indian name for Salty.
  • Naan Indian food is the Indian name for Leavened bread baked in the tandoor. It is teardrop shaped and about 8-10 inches long. It must be served fresh and hot.
  • Nargis kebab Indian food is the Indian name for Indian scotch egg spiced minced meat around a hard boiled egg.
  • Naryal Indian food is the Indian name for Coconut.
  • Neem Indian food is the Indian name for Curry leaf.
  • Nigella Indian food is the Indian name for See Kalonji.
  • Nimboo Indian food is the Indian name for Lime.
  • Nutmeg Indian food is the Indian name for Jaifal.
  • Okra Indian food is the Indian name for Bindi. A pulpy vegetable also known as ladies fingers.
  • Pakoras Indian food is the Indian name for Fritters (deep fried), may be made of potatoes, cauliflower, hot pepper, spinach, onion or a blend of vegetables.
  • Palak Indian food is the Indian name for Spinach.
  • Paan Indian food is the Indian name for Betel leaf folded around a stuffing lime paste or various spices and eaten after a meal as a digestive.
  • Panch phoran Indian food is the Indian name for Five seeds. A mixture of five spices used in Bengali vegetable cooking, comprising equal amounts of cumin, fennel, fenugreek, custard and wild onion seeds.
  • Paneer Indian food is the Indian name for Cheese made from bottled milk which can be fried and curried (matter paneer).
  • Papadam Indian food is the Indian name for Thin lentil flour wafers. When cooked (deep fried or baked) they expand to a crispy texture. They must be crackling crisp and warm when served. They come plain or spiced with lentils, pepper, garlic or chilli.
  • Paprika Indian food is the Indian name for Mild red pepper made from capsicums. It originally came from Hungary and only reached India this century. Its main use is to give red colour to a dish.
  • Paratha Indian food is the Indian name for A pan or skillet fried bread. Bread is rolled with a wooden pin and cooked in a skillet with oil/ghree. Bread may have various stuffings.
  • Pasanda Indian food is the Indian name for Meat, usually lamb, beaten and cooked in one piece.
  • Patia Indian food is the Indian name for Restaurant seafood curry with thick, dark brown, sweet and sour sauce.
  • Patna Indian food is the Indian name for A long grain rice.
  • Phal or phall Indian food is the Indian name for A very hot curry (the hottest) invented by restaurateurs.
  • Piaz, peeaz or pyaz Indian food is the Indian name for Onion.
  • Pickles Indian food is the Indian name for Pungent, hot pickled vegetables or meat essential to an Indian meal. Most common are lime, mango and chilli.
  • Pistachio nut Indian food is the Indian name for Pista magaz. A fleshy, tasty nut which can be used fresh (the greener the better) or salted. It is expensive ad goes well in savoury or sweet dishes such as biriani or pista kulfi (ice cream).
  • Podina Indian food is the Indian name for Mint leaves or powder.
  • Poha Indian food is the Indian name for Pounded rice.
  • Prawn butterfly Indian food is the Indian name for jinga praj patia. Prawn marinated in spices and fried in batter.
  • Prawn puri Indian food is the Indian name for Prawns in a hot sauce served on puri bread.
  • Pullao rice Indian food is the Indian name for The restaurant name for rice fried with spices and coloured yellow.
  • Pullao Indian food is the Indian name for Rice and meat or vegetables cooked together in a pan until tender. In many restaurants the ingredients are mixed after cooking to save time.
  • Pulses Indian food is the Indian name for Types of lentils.
  • Puri Indian food is the Indian name for A deep fried unleavened bread about 4 inches in diameter. It puffs up when cooked and should be served at once.
  • Quas chawal Indian food is the Indian name for Rice fried in ghee, flavoured and coloured with saffron.
  • Rai Indian food is the Indian name for Mustard seed.
  • Raita Indian food is the Indian name for A cooling chutney of yoghurt and vegetable, cucumber for instance, which accompanies the main meal.
  • Rajama Indian food is the Indian name for Red kidney beans.
  • Rasgulla Indian food is the Indian name for Walnut-sized balls of semolina and cream cheese cooked in syrup (literal meaning juicy balls). They are white or pale gold in colour and served cold or warm.
  • Rashmi kebab Indian food is the Indian name for Kebab minced meat inside a net-like omelette casing.
  • Rasmalai Indian food is the Indian name for Rasgullas cooked in cream and served cold. A very rich sweet.
  • Ratin jot Indian food is the Indian name for Alkanet root. Beetroot coloured , dried, wafer-thin bark of the root. It is used as a deep red dye to make-up, clothing and food. Traditionally the Northerners obtained their red tandoori and rhogan josh gosht colouring from it.
  • Rhogan josh gosht Indian food is the Indian name for Literally means red juice lamb. It can be spelt dozens of ways. It is a traditional Northern Indian dish. Lamb is marinated in yoghurt then cooked with ghee and spices and tomato. It should be creamy and spicy but not too hot.
  • Rosewater Indian food is the Indian name for Ruh gulab. A clear essence extracted from rose petals to give fragrance to sweets.
  • Roti Indian food is the Indian name for Bread.
  • Ruh gulab Indian food is the Indian name for Rosewater.
  • Sabzi Indian food is the Indian name for A generic term for vegetables.
  • Saffron Indian food is the Indian name for Kesar or Safron. The world’s most expensive spice, saffron is the stamen of the crocus flower. It takes 70,000 stamens to give a recipe a delicate yellow coloring and aroma.
  • Saag Indian food is the Indian name for Mustard leaves or dish made of mustard leaves.
  • Salt Indian food is the Indian name for Namak
  • Sambals Indian food is the Indian name for A Malayan term describing the side dishes accompanying the meal. Sometimes referred to on the Indian menu.
  • Sambar Indian food is the Indian name for A south Indian vegetable curry made largely from lentils.
  • Samosa Indian food is the Indian name for The celebrated triangular deep fried meat or vegetable patties served as starters or snacks.
  • Sarson ka sag Indian food is the Indian name for Mustard leaves
  • Saunf Indian food is the Indian name for Aniseed, also called sauf.
  • Seeng Indian food is the Indian name for Drumstick. A bean-like variety of marrow which looks exactly like a drumstick.
  • Seenl Indian food is the Indian name for Allspice. Related to the clove family, the seed resembles small dried peas. Called allspice because its aroma seems to combine those of clove, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and pepper. used rather more in European cooking than Indian.
  • Sesame Indian food is the Indian name for Til.
  • Shami kebab Indian food is the Indian name for Round minced meat rissoles.
  • Shashlik Indian food is the Indian name for Cubes of skewered meat.
  • Sheekh kebab Indian food is the Indian name for Spiced minced meat shaped on a skewer and grilled or barbecued.
  • Sil batta Indian food is the Indian name for A pair of grinding stones: Sil, large stone, batta, small pounder.
  • Sonf Indian food is the Indian name for Fennel seed.
  • Sont Indian food is the Indian name for Dry ginger.
  • Sorportel Indian food is the Indian name for A Goan pork dish with heart, liver and meat.
  • Sub-continent Indian food is the Indian name for Term to describe India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Burma, and Sri Lanka as a group.
  • Supari Indian food is the Indian name for Mixture of seeds and sweeteners for chewing after a meal. Usually includes aniseed or fennel, shredded betel nut, sugar balls, marrow seeds etc.
  • Taipal Indian food is the Indian name for Nutmeg.
  • Tamarind Indian food is the Indian name for Imli. A date-like fruit used as a chutney, and in cooking as a souring agent.
  • Tandoori Indian food is the Indian name for A style of charcoal cooking originating in north -West India. Originally it was confined to chicken and lamb and naan bread. More recently it is applied to lobster etc. The meat is marinated in a reddened yoghurt sauce and placed in the tandoor.
  • Taraazu Indian food is the Indian name for Weighing scales.
  • Tarbooj ke beej Indian food is the Indian name for Watermelon seeds.
  • Tarka dhal Indian food is the Indian name for Lentils fried and garnished with spices.
  • Tarka Indian food is the Indian name for Garnish of spices/onions.
  • Tava Indian food is the Indian name for Heavy steel shallow frying pan.
  • Tej patia Indian food is the Indian name for Bay leaf
  • Thaali Indian food is the Indian name for A tray which holds the complete meal served in individual bowls (katori). Used by diners in the South.
  • Tikka Indian food is the Indian name for Skewered meat, chicken or seafood, marinated then barbecued or tandoori baked.
  • Til Indian food is the Indian name for Sesame seed.
  • Tinda Indian food is the Indian name for A vegetable of the cucumber family.
  • Tindaloo Indian food is the Indian name for See vindaloo.
  • Toor Indian food is the Indian name for Type of lentil.
  • Tukmeria Also called Tulsi, Indian food is the Indian name for Black seeds of a basil family plant. Look like poppy seeds. Used in drinks.
  • Turmeric Indian food is the Indian name for Haldi or huldi. A very important Indian spice, turmeric is a rhizome. The fresh root is used occasionally as a vegetable or in pickles. The ground spice is extensively used to give the familiar yellow colour to curries. Use sparingly or it can cause bitterness.
  • Tusci Indian food is the Indian name for Basil.
  • Udrak Indian food is the Indian name for Ginger.
  • Urid Indian food is the Indian name for A type of lentil. Its husk is black and it comes whole, split or polished. Available as a dhal dish in some restaurants.
  • Uttapam Indian food is the Indian name for is an Indian breakfast item made with rice flour, urad dal batter pan fried on a pan similar to the popular Dosa but a bit thicker and has more vegetables, popular in South India as a breakfast or snack item.
  • Vanaspati Indian food is the Indian name for Starch.
  • Varak Indian food is the Indian name for Edible silver or gold foil.
  • Vindaloo Indian food is the Indian name for A fiery hot dish from Goa. Traditionally it was pork marinated in vinegar with potato (aloo). In the restaurant it has now come to mean just a very hot dish. Also sometimes called Bindaloo or Tindaloo.
  • Xacutti Indian food is the Indian name for A Goan dish using chicken and coconut.
  • Yakni Indian food is the Indian name for Mutton.
  • Zafron Indian food is the Indian name for Saffron.
  • Zeera Indian food is the Indian name for Cummin.
  • Aam (Pakka) Indian food is the Indian name for Mango (ripe).

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