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A
Aam - Mango Aamchur -Mango powder
Adrak - Ginger (fresh) Ajwain - Carom
Ajwain ke phool - Thymol Akhrot - Walnut
Aloo - Potato Alubhukhara - Dry plums
Amchoor - Mango powder (Dry) Amla - Indian gooseberry
Amrood - Guava Anaar - Pomegranate
Anaar dana - Pomegranate seeds Ananaas - Pineapple
Angoor - Grapes Anjeer - Figs
Arbi - Yam / Colocasia Arhar dal - Red gram / Pigeon pea
B
Badam - Almonds Badi elaichi - Cardamoms (brown)
Baingan - Brinjal / Egg plant Bajra - Pearl millet
Basmati chawal - Long grain rice Besan - Bengal gram flour
Bhein - Lotus stem Bhindi - Lady's Finger / Okra
Bhutta - Corn cobs / Javantri maize  
C
Cadi patta - Curry leaves Chana dal - Bengal gram
Chawli - White kidney beans
Chichinda - Snake gourd
Chironji - Cudpahnut Chiwda Flaked rice
Chowli - Black-eyed beans  
D
Dahi - Curd Dahi ka pani - Whey
Dalchini - Cinnamon Dhania - Coriander seeds
Doodh - Milk Doodhi - Bottle gourd
E
Elaichi - Cardamoms (green)  
F
Flour saboodana - Millet  
G
Gajar - Carrot Gawar Phali - Cluster beans
Gehu - Wheat Ghee - Clarified butter
Gud - Jaggery / Molasses  
H
Haldi - Turmeric Hara dhania - Coriander leaves / Cilantro
Hari mirch - Green chillies Hari (or Hara) pyaaz - Spring onion
Heeng - Asafoetida  
I
Imli - Tamarind  
J
Jaiphal - Nutmeg Jardalu - Apricots
Javitri - Mace Jeera - Cumin seeds
K
Kabuli chana - Chick peas Kaddu - Ash Gourd / Red pumpkin
Kaju - Cashew nuts Kakdi - Cucumber
Kala draksh - Currants Kali mirchi - Peppercorns
Kalonji - Onion seeds Kamal Kakdi - Lotus stem
Karela - Bitter gourd Kastoori meethi - Dry fenugreek leaves
Kathal - Jackfruit Kela - Banana
Kesar - Saffron Kewra - Screwpine
Khajur - Dates Khameer - Yeast
Khumani - Apricots
Khuskhus - Poppy seeds
Kishmish - Rasins
Kukur mutte - Mushroom
Kundru - Gherkins  
L
Lahsun - Garlic Lal mirchi - Red chillies
Lauki - Bottle gourd Laung - Cloves
M
Maida - Refined flour Makai ka aata - Cornflour
Masoor dal - Red lentils (split)
Matar - Green peas
Mattha - Butter milk
Mawa - Whole dried milk
Methi - Fenugreek seeds
Mooli - Radish
Moong dal - Green gram (split)
Moongfali - Groundnuts
Mosambi - Sweet lime
Murmure - Puffed rice
Makhan - Butter
Makka - Javantri maize
N
Namak - Salt Narangi - Orange
Nariyal - Coconut
Nashpaati - Pear
Nimbu - Lemon  
P
Palak - Spinach Paneer - Cottage cheese
Papeeta - Papaya
Patta gobi - Cabbage / Lettuce
Petha - Ash Gourd / Red pumpkin
Pharas beans - French beans
Phul gobi - Cauliflower
Pista - Pistachio
Poha - Flaked rice
Post dana - Poppy seeds
Pudina - Mint
Pyaaz - Onion
R
Rai - Mustard seeds Rai ka tel - Mustard oil
Rajma - Kidney beans
Rawa - Semolina
S
Sabut moong - Green gram (whole) Sabut urad - Black gram (whole)
Safed mattar - Dry white peas
Saijan ki phalli - Drumsticks
Sooji - Semolina
Suran - Yam / Colocasia
Santara - Orange
Saunf - Fennel / Aniseed
Saunth - Ginger (dry)
Seb - Apple
Seendha namak - Rock salt
Semia - Vermicelli
Shahad - Honey
Shahi jeera - Caraway seeds
Shakarkand - Sweet Potato
Shalgam - Turnip
Shimla mirch - Capsicum / Bell pepper
Sirka - Vinegar
T
Tamatar - Tomato Tarbooz - Watermelon
Tej patta - Bay leaf
Til - Sesame
Torai - Ridge gourd
Tur dal - Red Gram / Pigeon pea
Tusli ke patte Basil leaves  
U
Urad dal (sabut) - Black gram(whole) / Horsebean
Urad dhuli dal - White split gram beans