Here are some of the most Popular Vegetable Names in Malayalam, which is also the official language of the Indian state Kerala!
Malayalam is an official language of Kerela, Lakshadweep, and Puducherry and considered a close cousin of Tamil, as both the languages are descended to middle Tamil. So, if you find a keen interest in this language this list of popular Vegetable Names in Malayalam will surely interest you!
Check out our article on vegetable names in Tamil here
Popular Vegetable Names in Malayalam
Malayalam Name: Ayamodakam
Has a peppery undertone. You can use it in salads, soups, and stews.
Malayalam Name: Vendakka
Cooked with spices as an integral part of the main course.
3. Ash Gourd
Malayalam Name: Kumbalanga
A star ingredient of Sambhar, Avial, and Petha recipes.
Malayalam Name: Kunjulli
It enhances the flavor of sambhars, lentils, and pickles.
Malayalam Name: Ulli
Can be cooked, added to sandwiches, or served raw as side-dressing with any meal.
Malayalam Name: Cheera
Most prefer them cooked or as fritters.
Malayalam Name: Inji
Has wide uses in tea, confectioneries, and savory dishes.
Malayalam Name: Carrot / Sheema mullangi
It plays a chief role in a salad, pudding, chutney, and savory dishes.
Malayalam Name: Beetroot
Don’t let its earthy taste refrain you from eating it, as its numerous health benefits are must to consider.
Malayalam Name: Urulakizhangu
Potatoes are rich sources of fiber, Vitamin-B6, fiber, and carbohydrate.
Malayalam Name: Thakkali
They are a crucial ingredient in savory dishes, sauces, etc.
Malayalam Name: Veluthulli
The pungent flavor of the garlic mellows down upon cooking, while becomes mild and nutty upon roasting.
Malayalam Name: Kothamalli
Soups, stews, and vegetable dishes are incomplete without the garnishing of coriander leaves.
Malayalam Name: Uluva
Both, dried leaves or ‘Kasuri methi’ and fresh leaves act as a flavoring agent for pulses and curries.
Malayalam Name: Mathanga
High antioxidants, Vitamin-A, and potassium levels support immunity.
Malayalam Name: Vella Kadala
A high level of protein makes it an excellent meat substitute for a vegan diet.
Malayalam Name: Mullangi
The peppery and crispy radish is a great addition to salads but goes well in soups and pickles as well.
Malayalam Name: Kuda Mulag
The crunchy capsicum can be eaten raw, or cooked in stir-fries.
Malayalam Name: Naranga
The citrusy squeezing of lemon is used as dressing for salads, biryanis, and other vegetable dishes.
Malayalam Name: Mulaku
This condiment imparts desired levels of spiciness to recipes that call for spicy zest.
Malayalam Name: Pachai Pattai
Peas break the monotony of everyday meal, by pairing with almost every other vegetable.
Malayalam Name: Muttakoos
Featuring sweet to earthy taste, the grated cabbage is added in the salads or can be cooked as a vegetable.
23. Bitter Gourd
Malayalam Name: Pavakka
Its juice is a boon for diabetic patients, but its distinct flavor is also admired in South Indian style stir-fried.
24. Broad Beans
Malayalam Name: Avarakka
High in fiber, protein, and B-vitamins, broad beans aid in weight loss and building immunity.
25. Bottle Gourd
Malayalam Name: Churakka
Its potent role in delicacies like ‘Loki halwa’ and ‘Kofta’ make it stand out.
26. Ridge Gourd
Malayalam Name: Peechinga
The spongy flesh and seeds are complemented with spices while stir-frying.
Malayalam Name: Koon
Mushrooms are the best replacements for nonvegetarian dishes.
28. Ivy Gourd
Malayalam Name: Kovakka
Featuring anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, Ivy gourd is a staple veggie of India.
Malayalam Name: Muringakaa
This immunity elevating vegetable is a star ingredient of soups and curries.
Malayalam Name: Nellikka
Tasty gooseberries play an important role in pies, murabba, and crumbles preparation.