The Best Indian Vegetables & English names

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Indian veggies and their English Names

A large part of Indian food is vegetarian in nature, whether you’re vegetarian or vegan, you’ll find the food you’re looking for in the deliciously diverse cuisine of India. Finding the names of vegetables in other languages like Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada can be very challenging.

Browse our list of common Indian vegetables and their english, hindi and other regional names.

 English NameHindi & Other Names
OkraLady's Finger / Okra
Okra is rich in vitamins, Folate, Vitamin C, ß-carotene, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin

Controls cholesterol and weight reduction.
Hindi : Bhindi
Malayalam : Vendakka
Tamil : Vendakai / Vendai
Telugu : Benda Kayi
Kannada : Bendekai / Bende
karelaBitter Gourd
Karela juice is an essential tonic for those who are diabetic.

As the name suggests, Bitter Gourd are bitter but are known to have therapeutic value.
Hindi : Karela
Malayalam : Pavakka / Kaippakka
Tamil : Pavakkai
Telugu : Kakara Kayi
Kannada : Haggala Kai / Hagara Kai
brinjalEggplant
Aubergine, brinjal

Eggplant are an excellent source of dietary fibre
Hindi : Baingan / Ringna
Malayalam : Vazhuthananga
Tamil : Kathirikai
Telugu : Vankaya/Sannvankaya
Kannada : Badanekai / Gulla
ParwalIvy Gourd / Pointed Gourd
Little Gourd, Gentlemen’S Toe, Gherkins

High in Vitamin K and Vitamin A
Hindi : Koondru / Parwal / Bhimba
Malayalam : Kovakka / Kovel
Tamil : Kovakkai / Kaavai / Kovarai
Telugu : Dondakaya / Kaki-Londa
Kannada : Tondakaye / Kaage Dondae
LaukiBottle Gourd
opo squash, Calabash

Healthiest veggies with a rich source of vitamin C, K and calcium
Hindi : Ghia / Lauki
Malayalam : Chorakaa
Tamil : Sorekai / Chorakkai
Telugu : Sorakaya / Anapa Kaya
Kannada : Sorekai / Esugai Balli / Halu Gumbala
Winter MelonWinter Melon
Ash gourd, White Gourd, white pumpkin

High levels of potassium and vitamin C, best for cardiovascular health.
Hindi : petha
Malayalam : kumbalanga
Tamil : Neer Poosanikkai, poosanikai
Telugu : Boothitha gummadi Kaaya, boodida gumadikaya
Kannada : kumbal kai, Budugumba, bood kumbalakai
drumsticks Drumstick

Superfood : Prepared in various ways and often added in the sambar - south indian dish.
Hindi : Saigan / Shinga / Segva / Sehijjan
Malayalam : Muringakkaya / Muringakka
Tamil : Muringakkai
Telugu : Munnakaya / Munagakayalu / Mulaku Kada / Munaga
Kannada : Nuggekai
KadduPumpkin
Highly Nutritious, high in beta-carotene and Rich in Vitamin A
Hindi : Kaddu
Malayalam : Kumbalanga
Tamil : Poosanikkai
Telugu : Gumadikaya
Kannada : kumbal kai, Budugumba

Underrated Indian vegetables

Traditional Indian VeggiesEnglish NamesIndian Names
KoorkaChinese Potato
Koorka belongs to the tuber family with a very distinct taste.
Malayalam : Koorka
CheeraAmaranth leaves / Red Spinach
Superfood : Iron, Vitamins and Minerals
High in iron content and dietary fibre
Hindi : Chauli, Chavleri Sag, chaulai
Malayalam : Cheera, Mullan Cheera
Tamil : mulaikkira
Telugu : thotakura
Kannada : harive soppu
KantolaSpiny Gourd / Teasel Gourd
Kantola is also known as Sweet bitter gourd

dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants
Hindi : Kakoda / Kantola
Tamil : Mezhuku-pakal
Telugu : Aakakarakaya / boda kakara
Bengali : kakrol / ghi korola
Gujarati : Katwal
jackfruit seedsJackfruit Seeds
jackfruit’s the jack of all fruits.

jackfruit seeds are rich in minerals and vitamins.
Jackfruit Name
Hindi : Katahal / Kathal
Malayalam : Chakka
Tamil : Palaa
Telugu : Panas
Kannada : Halasina hannu
Marathi: Phanas

 

List of Indian vegetable in Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati languages.

Names for Vegetables in British and American English.

Today, thanks to increased immigration, Indian Vegetables are  found all across the world.

Indian cuisine consists of a wide variety of regional and traditional cuisines native to the Indian subcontinent.

List of vegetables
Leafy and salad vegetables, Podded vegetables, Bulb and stem vegetables, Root and tuberous vegetables, Sea vegetables