Names of grains in four languages- Tamil, Hindi, English and Malayalam

22 Feb

Many persons feel the problem of getting proper equivalent words for any grain in some other languages. This is my attempt to cover some of the grains in four different languages:

Tamil                          English                       Hindi                           Malayalam

Sombu                         Aniseed                       Saunf                           Parinjeerakam

Perunkayam                Asafoetida                  Hing                            Kayam

Brinji elai                     Bay leaf                       Tej patha                     Karuvapatta

Thuvaram paruppu      Red gram                    Thuvar dhal                 Thuvaram paruppa

Kadalai paruppu          Bengal gram                Chana dhal                  Kadala paruppa

Ullutham Paruppu       Black gram                  Urad dhal                    Uzhunu paruppa

Payatham paruppu      Green gram                 Mung dhal                   charu paruppa

Elakkai                        Cardamom                  Elaichi                         Elakaiya

Pattai                           Cinnamon                    Dal chini                      Patta

Krambu                       Cloves                         Lavang                                    Kramba

Dhania                         Corrainder                   Dhania                         Kothambalari

Jeeram                         Cummin seeds             Jeera                            Jeerakam

Karuvepilai                  Curry leaves                Kati patha                   Karuveppala

Mendyam                    Fenugreek                   Mehthi                         Vendayam

Poondu                        Garlic                          Lasun                          Valathulli

Inji                               Ginger                         Adrak                          Inji

Kaduku                       Mustard                       Rai                               Kaduka

Jathikai                        Nutmeg                       Jaiphal                         Jathika

Milagu                         Pepper corns                Kalimirch                    Kurmilaka

Kasa kasa                    Poppy seeds                Khus khus                   Kasa kasa

Sivappu Milagai          Red chillies                 Lal mirch                     Chuvanna milaku

Ellu                              Seasame                      Til                                Ella

Manjal                      Turmeric                      Haldi                           Manjal


Chef Nirmala


Posted by on February 22, 2011 in Cookery


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8 responses to “Names of grains in four languages- Tamil, Hindi, English and Malayalam

  1. senthil

    June 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Thank you your comments ,Tamil word ___kambu(grain) what’s the English word please reply me

    • swamiji

      September 13, 2013 at 12:15 pm


    • suriyaprakash

      June 4, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      Pearl Millet

  2. zoha imran

    September 1, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    thank’s for seeing a names of grains 🙂 🙂 em a student of class 4th 🙂 thank’s for given this page 🙂 🙂

  3. Muthurajan

    May 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    kambu in engish is millet and in hindi is bajra

  4. dhivyasowmiya

    November 9, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    it was more useful for us thankyou but pls add someother iteams

  5. swarnadee rath

    June 12, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    thanks because it help me to complete my project


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