Learn Nepali : Nepali ingredients name

When I share recipe, I use lots of Nepali name so here is the list of Nepali ingredients commonly used in Nepali food.

Nepali name                                                                         English Name

Ajwain Tymolseeds
Aduwa Ginger
Amchoor Mango powder
Ata Wheat flour
Banda (Banda Govi) Cabbage
Bakula Fava Beans
Bhatmas Soybeans
Bhanta Eggplant, Brinjal,Aubergines
Besan Gram flour
Besar Turmeric
Bhuteko Channa Roasted gram
Bodi Black-eyed peas
Chana Chick peas
Chana dal Gram dal
Chyapi Chives
Dal Lentils
Dahi Curds, Yoghourt
Dhania (leaves) Coriander leaves, Cilantro, Chinese Parsley
Dhania (masala) Coriander seeds
Farsi Pumpkin
Hing Asafoetida
Ilaichi Cardamom (black)
Jau Oats
Jeera Cummin
Jwanu Lovage
Kankro Cucumber
Kari Pata Curry leaves
Kesar Saffron
Kathal Raw jack fruit
Kalonji Onion seeds
Kodo Millet
Kurilo Asparagus
Kuskus Poppy seeds
Lwang Cloves
Lasun Garlic
Makai Corn
Marich Black Pepper
Mas Black Lentils
Masoor dal Red gram
Maida Flour
Moong dal Green gram
Methi Fenugreek
Methi sag Fenugreek leaves
Makai Corn
Moong Whole green gram
Mula Daikon Radish
Palungo Spinach
Paneer Paneer (or cottage cheese)
Parwal Pointed gourd
Phapar Buckwheat
Pindaula Taro or Eddos
Pitho Flour (All Purpose)
Pyaj Onions
Pyaj (Hariyo) Scallion
Ram Toriya Okra (Lady’s Finger)
Rawa Semolina, Cream of wheat
Rayo/Tori Mustard
Roti Flat Bread
Sabudana Dry ginger
Sakhar Brown Sugar
Salgam Turnip
Simi Green Beans
Saunf (sag) Dill leaves
Saunf (masala) Fennel
Sukamel Cardamom (green)
Tama Bamboo Soda
Tej Paat Bay Leaf
Til Sesame seeds
Til ko Tel Gingelly oil
Turai Sponge gourd
Tarul Yam
Urrad Dhal Black gram

 

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6 responses to “Learn Nepali : Nepali ingredients name

  1. Can you translate these below herbs and spices:
    All spice,caraway seed,celery seed,chervil,epazote,juniper berry,lemongrass,mace,marjoram,paprika,poppy seed,rosemary,savory,star anise,tarragon,thyme,sichuan

    • These are the ones I know
      Caraway seed – Jeera
      Celery seed – closest one we have is ajwain
      Lemongrass – lemongrass
      Marjoram – Kuthara
      Poppy seed- Khus Khus
      Rosemary – rosemary
      Sichuan – Sichuan
      Star anise – tara anise
      Thyme- Jwano

  2. So useful!!! Especially for shopping around here 🙂 Thanks!

  3. Glad to see you’re learning all the important stuff! If you can do food shopping, nothing can stop you.

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