Jun 11, 2010

What is Fennel seeds called in hindi ?

Fennel Seed in hindi is called Saunf or Sonp.

Also called varyali in gujrati Fennel more technical name is also Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.).  Fruits (usually mistermed seeds) . Other than most of their relatives, they retain a green colour after drying. As a rule of thumb, a bright green colour indicates a good quality. In Italy, there is also small-
scale usage of fennel pollen as an expensive and rather extravagant spice. Also known as Spice of thefennel seeds saunf Hindi  indian spice Angels, fennel pollen is also produced in California as a small-scale exotic crop.
It is a highly aromatic and flavorful herb with culinary and medicinal uses, and is one of the primary ingredients of absinthe. Florence fennel or finocchio is a selection with a swollen, bulb-like stem base that is used as a vegetable.
The leaves and stalks of fennel can be eaten as a vegetable. Italian breeds with fleshy stem and leaves to be used as a vegetable are often referred to as Florence Fennel or Finocchio in English, but the name finocchio may mean any type of fennel in Italian.

Indian Herbs -  Here are some other indian  Food and spice words you might be looking for !!

Achar: Any kind of pickle
Aloo: Potato
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Chapati/Roti: Thin bread cooked on the griddle
Dal: Any kind of legume--beans, peas, or lentils
Dosa: Crispy, crepe-like southern Indian specialty filled with potatoes or vegetables
Ghee: Clarified butter

Gosht: Meat
Korma: Braised meats in a thick, mild creamy sauce
Masala: Spice blendFennel Hindi India spices English words Translate
Pakora: Fritter dipped in a spicy chickpea batter; can be made with vegetables, cheese, chicken or seafood
Paneer: Cheese
Pappadum: Spicy lentil wafers
Paratha: Flaky bread fried on the griddle
Pulao: An aromatic rice pilaf

Raita: A yogurt-based condiment usually containing vegetables
Rasam: A thin, spicy broth
Saag: Spinach, but can also refer to other greens
Sambar: An extremely spicy broth popular in southern India

Tandoori: Any dish cooked in a tandoor
Vindaloo: An extremely spicy curry dish that's a regional specialty of Goa

Some more Indian  Ingredients or food  / spices translated here
Cumin seeds and powder spice

Indian Herbs in recipes 

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