List of Grains, cereal and flour in English, Hindi and other languages

Glossary of Grains, cereal and flour in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.

List of Grains, cereal and flour in English, Hindi and other languages

Frequently used flours in most Indian kitchen

Grains, rice and flour made out of grains are the energy-giving, starchy, staple foods in Indian kitchen (also in many other cuisines as well). Some of the grains and flour names mentioned below in the table are gluten free.

Whether the whole grain or further processed product like flour, these food are valuable source of nutritious fiber and complex carbohydrates.

They have long storage life that makes them a most practical foundation for everyday meals. They should be kept in airtight container in the pantry.

List of Grains, cereal and flour in English, Hindi and other languages

Most commonly used grains in Indian kitchen (Specially in my kitchen)

Below is the handy table for grains, cereal that may help you. The table after that contains Indian flour names. The first column has English name and following columns have names in Indian regional languages. You will notice the links in the English column. Those links will provide you the list of recipes made using that ingredient.

If I have missed any or if you know any regional language names, please let me know in comments below.

I will try to add other languages in future. Your help is greatly appreciated.

EnglishHindiGujaratiMarathiTamilTeluguMalayalam
Amaranth grainRajgiraRajgaro
BarleyJauJavSatuBarliarisiBarli Biyyam
Broken wheatDaliaFada ghaumGavache SatvaGodhumai RavaiGodumalu RawaGothumbu Nurukku
BuckwheatSabut kuttu
Millet, BarnyardSama ke chawalSamo /MoraiyoBhagar /VaraiKuthirai valliOdaluKavadapullu
Millet, fingerRagiNachaniKelviraguRaguluPanji pullu
Millet, foxtailKangniKangRalaThinaiKorra biyamThina
Millet, kodoKodraKodriVaraguArikeluKoovaragu
Millet, LittleKutkiKuriVariSaamaiSamaChama
Millet, pearlBajraBajriBajriKambuSajjaluKambam
Millet, SorghumJowarJuvarJowariCholamJonnaCholam
RiceChawalChokhaTandulArisiBiyamPachari
Rice, beaten (rice flakes)PohaPauvaPoheAvalAtukuluAval
Rice, parboiledUkda chawalPuzhungal ArisiUppudu biyamPuzhungalari
Rice, puffedMurmuraMamraChurmuraPoriBoruguluPori
SemolinaSoojiSoji (ravo)RavaRavaiBombai RawaRava
TapiocaSagoSabudanaSabudanaJavvarisiSaggubiyyamKappa
Whole wheatGhenhuGhaumGahuGodumaiGodumaluGothumbu

 

List Of Grains, Cereal And Flour In English, Hindi And Other Languages

Flours used in Hindu fasting (Vrat or upwas)

 

EnglishHindiGujaratiMarathiTamilTeluguMalayalam
Amaranth flourRajgire ka attaRajgara no lotRajgira pithRajgira pindi
All purpose flourMaidaMendoMaida/kanikMaida MaavuMaida PindiMaida mavu
Arrowroot flourArrowroot flour
Bengal gram flourBesanchana no lotBesanKadalai mavuSenaga PindiKadala Podi
Buckwheat flourKuttu ka atta
Finger millet flourRagi/Nachani atta
Maize flourMakki ka attaMakai no lot
Pearl millet flourBajre ka attaBarji no lot
Rice flourChawal ka attaChokha no lotTandulacha peethArisi mavuBiyyam pindiAri podi
Water chestnut flourSinghare ka attaSinghoda no lot
White millet flourJowar atta
Whole wheat flourAttaGhaum no lotKanikGodumai mavuGodhuma pindiGothambu Podi

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