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Glossary - Legumes and Pulses



English Tamil Malayalam Hindi
Azuki Beans (Red Beans) Karamani/Thatta Payiru Perum Payaru Red Chori
Bengal gram kadalaparuppu Kadalaparippu Chana dal, Booter dal
Black Beans      
Black gram (Urad Beans) Ulunthampayaru, Ulundu Uzhunnu Urad , Urad Sabut
Black gram skinned Tholulla Ulutham Paruppu Uzhunnu parippu Urad dhuli
Black gram split Ulutham paruppu Uzhunnu parippu Urad dal
Broad Beans Avarakkai Beans    
Brown Peas Vanpayar
Chick peas/ Garbanzo beans /
Beangal gram whole
Kondai kadalai/ Kabul kadalai Kadala Channa, Kala channa, Safed Chole
Chickpeas split Kadalai paruppu Kadala parippu Channa dal
Corn Makka cholam Makai
Cow peas (Black Eye Beans) Karamani/Thatta Payiru Perum Payaru Lobia Phali, Rongi, Chawli
Double Beans     Chinese Rajma
Flax seed/ Linseed Ali vidai Cheruchana Vithu Alsi
Foxtail Millet Tinai
Gram flour Kadalai Maavu Kadala Maavu Besan
Green gram whole (Mung Beans) Payathampayaru, pacha payiru Cherupayaru Moong, Mung Sabut
Green gram skinned Paasi Paruppu, Payatham Paruppu Cheruparipu
Moong dal chilka
Green gram split Paasi Paruppu, Payatham Paruppu Cheruparipu Moong dal
Green Peas, White Peas Pattani Pattani Matar
Horsegram Kollu, Kaanam Muthira Kulith
Kidney Beans Rajma Rajma
Lima Beans (Butter Beans) Mochai , Moccha Kottai Amarapayar Vaal
Maize Makka cholam Bhutta
Masoor dal , Lentils     Masoor dal
Moth Beans     Matki
Oats Jaee
Peanuts/ Groundnuts Nilakadalai kapalandi Moongfali
Pearl Millet Cambu(Kambu) Kamboo Bajri/ Bajra
Peas Split Pattani Paruppu Pattani Parippu Matar dal
Pigeon Peas Thuvarampayaru Thuvarapayaru Toor, Tuvar, Arhar 
Ragi (Finger Millet) Kizhvaragu Muthari Mundal
Red lentils Tuvaram Paruppu Arhar dal, Tuval dal
Soy Beans Soya Beans   Bhatma
Wheat Godhumai Godhambu Gehu

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Comments (1 - 30 of 47)

Person Lalita   (May 21, 2016)
What are 'moth beans' called in tamil? Its a tiny brown bean...and one of the many staples in Tamil Nadu and mostly grows in the arid regions of India..
Person Manoj   (May 21, 2016)
Plz add all the pulses...there r more to add..
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 22, 2016)
I keep adding as and when I get to know from some reliable source. Do share the names if you know of any. I will add them after proper verification.
Person Shahsad Ahmmed   (April 17, 2016)
When i am asking one thing just give me that one ok.

And no problem good site.

Please upload your website.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 17, 2016)
I din't get you.
Person Praveen   (November 12, 2015)
What is the name of sprouted grams and pulses in tamil
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 14, 2015)
Mulaika vacha payiru.
Person Shahsad Ahmmed   (April 17, 2016)
we do no t know.
Person Shahsad Ahmmed   (April 17, 2016)
we do no t know.
Person Rathinasamy Elangovan   (May 1, 2016)
As pulses are soaked in water and tie like a bundle of a ball in wet cloth for a night to be sprouted it is said to be Mulai Kattiya Payiru
Person Jeba   (July 2, 2015)
When I was a kid I used to eat a pulse named "Malai thuvarai" something like that... but don't know the exact name... It looks exactly like horse gram but tastes great... If U got it pls let me know its english name...
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 3, 2015)
I am so sorry... I am not aware of anything like that...
Person Chandrasekar   (October 21, 2015)
It is same azurite beans above
Person Kumudha   (June 23, 2015)
what do you call for Pottu kadalai in English?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 23, 2015)
Its called Roasted Gram
Person Smile Panda   (May 31, 2015)
Very good site and very useful to everyone i like this website#####
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 6, 2015)
Thank you dear.
Person alaguvalle   (April 18, 2015)
nice . useful. but add some more
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 19, 2015)
Thank You. Sure will add more.
Person jenisha pris   (March 28, 2015)
very nice actually i learnt more from this.its better to upload more...
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 1, 2015)
Thank you.
Person senthil murugan   (January 14, 2015)
Turmos means
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 26, 2015)
Sorry . I have no idea.
Person sathya   (November 8, 2014)
very usefull thanks
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 9, 2014)
Thank you Sathya.
Person aadhithiyan   (November 6, 2014)
Its very useful to Learn in all languages
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 7, 2014)
Thank You.
Person spoorthy prasad   (July 3, 2014)
Very useful
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 4, 2014)
Thanks.
Person sharmila   (May 24, 2014)
add more things but not bad

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