India is an agricultural country. There is a lot of plantation that takes place across the country. In most parts of India, vegetables are grown. Owing to the connectivity, most of the Indian vegetables name are available in every part of the country. This post does not talk about the recipes. In this post, we will be discussing the vegetables name. I plan to cover all vegetables name in English. However, as of now, I am including the vegetable names of Indian vegetables. By Indian vegetables, I mean the vegetables which are used in cooking in the Indian kitchens. This list shall be updated frequently.
In India, lots of vegetables are used for cooking. As per Wikipedia, the data of 2014 shows that 31% of the Indian population was vegetarian. And this is a very high percentage as compared to the other countries. For a better understanding, I have listed the vegetables alphabetically. I have tried to be as much accurate as possible. However, if I have missed anything do let me or feel free to correct me by commenting on the post.
Further, I am also taking up a few common questions related to vegetables name.
The egg-shaped, purple colored vegetable is known as brinjal in India, Eggplant in American English and Aubergine in British English. So basically aubergine, brinjal, and eggplant are the same; just different names for the same vegetable.
Is coconut a fruit or vegetable or nut or seed? This is a very common question and unfortunately, the answer is not clear. I too searched the answer on the internet but I am not sure. As per my understanding botanically coconut is a fruit. However, I have included it in my list of Indian vegetables.
Cilantro is the Spanish name of coriander leaves. Both cilantro and coriander are the same. As per the general understanding, the leaves and stems of the coriander plants are referred to as cilantro whereas the seeds as referred to as coriander.
Lemon is oval(ish), large and bright yellow. Whereas lime is small, round and green in color. Lime tastes more bitter than lemons.
|Vegetable Name in English||Vegetable Name in Hindi||हिंदी में||Remarks||Recipe Using this Vegetable|
|Aubergine||Baigan||बैगन||A.k.a. Brinjal, Eggplant in English.||https://www.viniscookbook.com/baingan-ka-bharta-recipe|
|Bottle Gourd||Lauki||लौकी||A.k.a. white gourd, opo squash in English.|
A.k.a as ghia in Hindi.
|Bitter Gourd||Karela||करेला||A.k.a. bitter melon in English.|
|Cabbage||Patta Gobhi||पत्ता गोभी||–||https://www.viniscookbook.com/patta-gobhi-ki-sabji|
|Capsicum||Shimla Mirch||शिमला मिर्च||A.k.a. green bell pepper in English.|
|Cauliflower||Phool Gobhi||फूल गोभी||–||https://www.viniscookbook.com/cauliflower-fry-recipe|
|Cluster Beans||Guvar Phalli||गुवार फली||–|
|Corn||Bhutta||भुट्टा||A.k.a. as makai in Hindi.||https://www.viniscookbook.com/corn-pulao-recipe|
|Coriander Leaves||Dhaniya||धनिया||A.k.a. cilantro leaves in English.||https://www.viniscookbook.com/coriander-chutney|
|Curry Leaves||Kadi Patta||कड़ी पत्ता||–|
|Dill||Suwa||सुवा||A.k.a. savaa in Hindi.|
|Drumsticks||Sahjan ki phalli||सहजन की फली||–|
|French Beans||Sem||सेम||A.k.a. green beans in English and faras beans in Hindi.||https://www.viniscookbook.com/aloo-beans|
|Green Chilli||Hari Mirchi||हरी मिर्ची||–|
|Lemon||Neembu||नीम्बू||A.k.a. lime in English.||https://www.viniscookbook.com/lemon-coriander-soup|
|Mustard Leaves||Sarson ka Saag||सरसों का साग||–||https://www.viniscookbook.com/sarson-ka-saag-recipe|
|Lady Finger||Bhindi||भिंडी||A.k.a. okra in English.|
|Flat Green Beans||Sem ki Phali||सेम की फली||–|
|Radish Pods||Moongra||मूंगरा||A.k.a. mogri in Hindi.|
|Raw Plaintain||Kacha Kela||कच्चा केला||–|
|Red Chili||Lal Mirchi||लाल मिर्ची||–|
|Taro Roots||Arbi||अरबी||A.k.a. Colocasia in English.||https://www.viniscookbook.com/arbi-ki-sabji|
|Turnip||Shalgam||शलगम||A.k.a. shaljam in Hindi.|
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