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List of Important vegetables, fruits and spices used in Kerala Cuisines

Following is the list of vegetables, fruits and spices name in English with their pronunciation in Malayalam language (Kerala). Check the details of Kerala Cuisines.

English name Malayalam name
Asafoetida Kaayam
Ash gourd Kumbalanga
Banana Vazhapazham, Pazham(Generic usage)
Bilimbi cucumber fruit Irumban Puli or Chemmeen Puli
Bengal gram Mani Kadala
Bitter gourd Kaipakka (Pavakka)
Black pepper Kurumulaku
Butter Neyyu
Cabbage Mottakkoosu
Cardamom Elakkaya
Cashew nut Kasuvandi, Andipparippu
Cheese Paalkkatti
Cinnamon Karuvapatta
Clove Karayampoo
Coconut oil Velichenna
Coconut Nalikeram, Thenga
Colocasia Chembu
Coriander Malli or Kothamalli
Cucumber Kakkiri or Kakkirikka
Indian Yellow Cucumber Vellarikka
Cumin Jeerakam
Egg plant / Brinjal Vazhuthananga, kathirikka
Fennel Perumjeerakam
Fenugreek Uluva or Vengayam
Garcinia cambogia Kodampuli
Garlic Veluthulli
Ginger Inji
Indian Gooseberry (Amla / Emblica) Nellikka
Green chili Pacha mulaku
Green gram Cherupayar
Guava Perakka, Poyyakka, Koyyakka
Jack fruit Chakka
Jaggery Sarkara (bellam or vellam)
Lemon Narrenga
Lime Cherunarrenga
Milk Paal
Moringa Fruit (Drumstick) Muringakkaya
Mustard seeds Kaduku
Nutmeg Jathikka
Okra / Lady’s finger Vendakka
Onion Ulli, Savala, Sabola
Orange Madhuranarrenga
Papaya Karmosa, Omakaya, Kappakaya, Papakaya,
Pappaya,Pappali, Kappalanga
Pea Pattani, Pattani Kadala
Groundnut Kappalandi or Nilakkadala
Red gram Van Payar
Pineapple Kaithachakka
Plantain(Raw) Nendrakkaya, Etheka
Plantain(Ripe) Nenthrapazham, Ethapazham
Potato Urulakkizhangu
Pumpkin Matthanga, Mathangumblam
Raisin Unakka munthiri, kismis
Saba Banana Robust
Salt Uppu
Shallot Chuvannulli or Cheriyulli
Snake gourd Padavalanga
Sugar Panjasara
Tamarind Puli
Cassava (Tapioca) Kolli, Kappa, Marichini, Poolakizhaghu
Taro Cheambu
Tomato Thakkali
Vigna mungo ( Black Gram / Urad ) Uzhunnu
‘Waxy rose’ water apple Champa or Champakka
Elephant Foot Yam Chena

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  1. Sohana Says:

    thanks for the list and translation.will help us when we visit kerala hotels

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