Glossary

Glossary

Names of Indian pulses and lentils in tamil and english. Came across people’s searching for this. I have gone through many of the sites and compiled this list.

TAMIL  NAMES ENGLISH  NAMES
Aval Beaten Rice
Kadalai Paruppu Bengal Gram
Ulutham Paruppu Black Gram
Kaaraamani Black-eyed Beans
Karuppu kondakadalai Chickpeas(Black)
Kondakadalai Chickpeas(White)
Kadalaimavu Gram Flour/Besan
Pacha Payaru Moong Dal
Paasi Paruppu Greengram Dal/ Spilt Moong dal
Thatta Payaru Cowpeas
Motchakottai Hyacinth  Beans
Kambu Pearl  Millet
Javarisi Sago
Khelviragu Finger  Millet
Kollu Horse Gram
Cholam Maize/Corn
Chola Maavu Corn Flour
Pori Puffed Rice
Rajma Red Kidney Beans
Mysore paruppu Red Lentil
Maida Refined Flour/ Flour
Gothumai mavu Wheat Flour
Pacharisi Raw Rice
Pulungal arisi Boiled Rice
Ravai Semolina/Suji
Thuvaram Paruppu Toor Dal
Gothumai Wheat

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