Foodie Blogroll

HERBS & SPICES

SPICES...Malayalam-English

1-Patta/Karugapatta – Cinnamon
2-Elakka – Cardamom
3-Grambu – Cloves
4-Jathikka – Nutmeg
5-JathiPoo – Mace
6-Takkolam – Star Anise
7-Kunkumapoov – Saffron
8-Kayam – Asafoetida
9-Karutha Uppu – Black Salt
10-Manjal – Turmeric
11-Malli – Coriander
12-Mulaku – Chilly
13-Karuva Ella – Bay leaf
14-Red capsicum pwder - Paprika
15-Uluvayila unakkiyath - Kasurimethi
16-Kurumulaku – Pepper

***************************************************************************************************************************************

 SPICES...Malayalam-English
 

1-Jeerakam – Cumin
2-Perum Jeerakam (Saumph or Moti saumph in Hindi) – Fennel Seeds/ Sweet Cumin
3-Saumph (Patli Saumph or Choti Saunf in Hindi) – Aniseed/Anise – (Aniseed and Fennel Seeds are often Confused. Aniseed is used as Mouth Freshener and is expensive. Fennel seeds are often used in Kerala Cuisine.)
4-Karinjeerakam (Kaala Jeera or Shah Jeera in Hindi) – Black Cumin/ Black Caraway – (Nigella Seeds are also known as Black Cumin though it is entirely different from Kaala Jeera.)
5-Sheema Jeerakam (Shia Jeera) – Caraway seeds/ Persian Cumin/ Meridian Fennel (Caraway seeds and Black Cumin are often confused. Black Cumin is used in Biryani and Caraway seeds are used for flavoring Breads and Cakes in some cuisines.)
6-Ayamodagam – Ajowan caraway / Thymol seeds/ Carom/ Ajowan/ Ajwain
7-Uluva – Fenugreek
8-Kus Kus – Poppy seeds
9-Ellu – Sesame seeds

***************************************************************************************************************************************
 HERBS & LEAVES

1-Tulasi – Basil
2-Karivepala / Vepala – Curry Leaves
3-Malliyilla / KothaMalli – Cilantro\Coriander Leaves
4-Parsley
5-Uluvayila - Methi leaves
6-Leeks
7-Celery
8-Spring onion
9-Capsicum - Bell pepper(red, green. yellow)

***************************************************************************************************************************************