Here’s an exclusive and detailed list of Popular Dry Fruit Names in Tamil that’ll give you an idea about what they are called in the languague.
Healthy and delicious dry fruits act as nutritious snacks and also provide scrumptious flavors to the delicacies. Here’s a list of some of the most Popular Dry Fruit Names in Tamil!
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Popular Dry Fruit Names in Tamil
1. Peanut (Moongphalli)
Tamil Name: Verkadalai
Nutty flavored peanuts can be relished raw or roasted.
2. Raisin (Kismis)
Tamil Name: Ular Drakshai
Either munch them as snacks or garnish Kheer with these delights, the choice is yours!
3. Date (Khajur)
Tamil Name: Peritcham Pazham
Chewy and sweet dates are popular as iftar for breaking Roza.
4. Cashew (Kaaju)
Tamil Name: Mundhiri Paruppu / Munthiri Paruppu
Buttery and nutty flavored cashews complement the taste of various sweets and desserts.
5. Dried Fig (Anjeer)
Tamil Name: Athi Pazham
High in dietary fibers, potassium, iron, and calcium, figs promote heart and bone health.
6. Pistachio (Pista)
Tamil Name: Pista
7. Almond (Badam)
Tamil Name: Baadam
Best relished straight out-of-hand, you can also crush them to sprinkle on porridge or kheer.
8. Walnut (Akhrot)
Tamil Name: Nattu Akrot Kottai
Packed with protein, fiber, and omega-3, nutty-flavored walnuts are a true delight on their own.
9. Sesame Seed (Til)
Tamil Name: Ellu
Blending the magic of nutty, crispy, and sweet flavors, it plays a starring role in till laddoo recipe.
10. Water Chestnut (Singhara)
Tamil Name: Pannimonthan Kizhangu
White flesh encased within black skin can be eaten straight or stir-fried with other veggies.
11. Cudpahnut (Chironji)
Tamil Name: Charumamidi / Charam
Pudding, kheer, and homemade confectioneries taste incomplete without it.
12. Lotus Seed (Makhana)
Tamil Name: Thamarai Vithai
Nothing like munching ghee fried crispy Makhana with some salt seasoning.
13. Prunes (Sukha Aloobukhara)
Tamil Name: Alpakoda
Adding sweet prunes in your diet helps to keep blood pressure and sugar levels in check.
14. Flax Seed (Alsi)
Tamil Name: Aali Vithai
Fibrous seeds suppress frequent hunger pangs.
15. Arrowroot (Ararot)
Tamil Name: Ararutkilangu / Koova Podi
Arrowroots flour is extensively used as a thickening agent for ice creams and sauces.
16. Nutmeg (Jayphal)
Tamil Name: Jadhipathiri
Nutty flavored nutmeg goes well in both sweet and savory dishes.
17. Sunflower Seed
Tamil Name: Curiyakanti Vitaikal
The nutritious seeds are touted to be the best companion for weight loss and hair fall.
18. Apricot (Khubani)
Tamil Name: Saara Paruppu
Sweet apricots taste best in jams and puree.
19. Desiccated Coconut (Sukha Khopra)
Tamil Name: Coparai
Desiccated coconut is widely used to impart flavor and texture to various delicacies.
20. Poppy Seed (Khaskhas)
Tamil Name: Kasa Kasa
Khaskhas not only pep up the flavor of gravies but also helps in treating insomnia.