Here is an exclusive list featuring some of the most popular Vegetable Names in Sanskrit. Know about the veggies’ name in one of the oldest languages!
Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages and holds significant importance in India. The traces of this Indo-Aryan language has been found in numerous Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, Poetries, and Scriptures, with Rig Veda as one of the earliest composition. If you’re one of those people who have an interest in learning Sanskrit, then this list of the popular Vegetable Names in Sanskrit will help you!
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Popular Vegetable Names in Sanskrit
Sanskrit Name: Vrantakam
Brinjal helps in keeping body weight and blood pressure in check.
Sanskrit Name: Puspasaka / Gojihva
Although all parts of cauliflower are edible, people relish the white bulbous part the most.
Sanskrit Name: Mulkam / Mulika
This root vegetable is consumed raw in salads, thanks to its sharp peppery flavor with a slightly sweet undertone.
Sanskrit Name: Palandu
Onion is a powerhouse of antioxidants and antibacterial properties.
Sanskrit Name: Bhindika / Ramkoshataki
Firm and bit crispy ladyfinger is a pod vegetable encasing multiple seeds.
Sanskrit Name: Lahsunam
The hint of garlic clove intensifies the flavor of dishes, thanks to its sharp spicy flavor with a pungent aroma.
Sanskrit Name: Palakya
Spinach is rich in iron, and numerous vitamins.
8. Bitter Gourd
Sanskrit Name: Karabellam / Karvellah
Bitter gourd increases immunity and is a boon for healthy hair, eyes, and skin.
Sanskrit Name: Shakprabhedah / Haritam
Raw and rated cabbage can be added to salads or sandwich or can be cooked by boiling, sauteing, or stir-frying.
10. Bottle Gourd
Sanskrit Name: Alabu / Kumandah
Apart from juices and stir-fries, it is a star ingredient of delicacies like Loki ka halwa and kofta curries.
Sanskrit Name: Mirichika
Chilli plays a vital role in giving a kick of spice to the Indian savory and stirs fry dishes.
Sanskrit Name: Dhanyak
This staple ingredient of Indian cuisine is used for garnishing salads, soups and curry dishes.
Sanskrit Name: Surjanah / Shaigrav
Hub of several nutrients, drumstick regulates the sugar level, boost immunity, and improves digestion.
Sanskrit Name: Methika
Both dried and fresh leaves of fenugreek goes well in soups, curries and sauteed dishes.
Sanskrit Name: Adrakam / Ardraka
A hint of ginger gives a spicy zest to pulses, stir-fries, and marinades.
Sanskrit Name: Nimbuk / Jambiram
Thanks to its citrusy-tarty flavor, lemon is the star addition to lemonade, salads, and curries.
Sanskrit Name: Kushmand / Alabu
Rich in vitamins A, E, B, C, and other minerals, pumpkin reduces the risk of chronic diseases.
18. Snake Gourd
Sanskrit Name: Chichinda
You can use snake gourd in curry, stir-fries, curd chutney, stews, and soups.
Sanskrit Name: Raktphal
Coming in multiple varieties, this sweet-sour superfood goes well in sauces, salads, and cooked vegetables.
Sanskrit Name: Haridra
In Indian households, the warm and pungent flavored turmeric is sprinkled in every vegetable cooking.
Sanskrit Name: Vajrapushpa / Shatpushpa
Source of Vitamin-C, fiber, and iron, this aromatic herb works as a flavoring agent for pickles, salads, and stir-fries.
Sanskrit Name: Grujjanaka / Gunjanam
Sweet carrots are an integral part of pudding, pickles, poriyal, and chutneys.
Sanskrit Name: Paldka / Palangshakah
You can bake, boil, sauté, or stew as a flavorful condiment in soups.
Sanskrit Name: Shikhamulam / Rajikaphal
Turnip is the rich source of Vitamin-K, A, C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, B2, iron, calcium, copper, and omega-3.
25. Green Beans
Sanskrit Name: Harit Shimbi
These healthy beans find uses in a wide variety of cuisines, including bean chaat.
Sanskrit Name: Kalayah
Peas work as a special condiment to a variety of dishes including mater paneer, pulao, and korma,
Sanskrit Name: Chaadakah
High in protein, fiber, iron, zinc, and vitamins, chickpeas are great for a vegan diet.
Sanskrit Name: Panasam
Jackfruit fights anemia and wrinkles, whereas a healthy option for good eyesight and hairs.
29. Pointed Gourd
Sanskrit Name: Patola
Packed with fiber, and vitamins A, C, pointed gourd has anti-oxidant, anti-aging, and laxative effects.
Sanskrit Name: Chatraakam
Mushrooms are a great alternative for the meat dishes.