Like the warmth and love, Punjabi comes with? Want to know more about the language? Here are some Popular Vegetable Names in Punjabi!
Punjabi cuisines bring tandoori style cooking, spicy ‘Sarson da saag‘, and extra creamy lassi. It has been broadly influenced by its agricultural practices and therefore its staple chiefly involves locally grown vegetables and grains. Here is the list of Popular Vegetable Names in Punjabi that’ll help you connect with its dishes more!
Check out our article on popular vegetable names in Marathi here
Popular Vegetable Names in Punjabi
1. Mustard Greens
Punjabi Name: Sarso da Saag
The famous Sarso da Saag is served with Makki de roti.
Punjabi Name: Bhindee
This green vegetable is deep-fried after stuffing with spices to make ‘Bharwa Bhindi‘.
Punjabi Name: Baingan / Bataun
The mushy interior pulp of purple brinjal is prepared into appetizing ‘baingan ka bharta’ through roasting.
Punjabi Name: Phula gobhi
This low-carb and low-calorie vegetable goes well in pasta, pulao, and soups.
5. Bitter Gourd
Punjabi Name: Karela
Either cook it with or make its smoothie, this vegetable is a boon for diabetic patients.
6. Bottle Gourd
Punjabi Name: Gheeyaa
Grated form of bottle gourd goes well in palatable ‘Kofta’ and ‘Halwa.’
7. Green Chillies
Punjabi Name: Hari mirch
The tempering recipes are incomplete without the green chilies, especially blended with ginger and garlic.
Punjabi Name: Mooli
Toss in the salad, grind for chutney, or mix it with the dough to prepare ‘Mooli paratha.‘
Punjabi Name: Kheera
You can toss it on salads, stack on sandwiches, or add to soups.
Punjabi Name: Tamaater
Talking about tomatoes, and missing to mention Punjabi specialty ‘tomato curry‘ would be a sin!
Punjabi Name: Aaloo
Raw, boiled, roasted, or steamed potatoes pairs well with any vegetable without losing their subtle taste.
Punjabi Name: Piaja
Onions blend well with all the companion condiments while giving a pungent-tarty kick to the dish.
Punjabi Name: Lassan / Lahsun
The hint of garlic that tenderizes upon cooking imparts a distinctive flavor to savory dishes.
Punjabi Name: Matar
Found in every culinary repertoire, sweet peas can be roasted for an appetizing munch.
Punjabi Name: Nibu / Nimbha
The final dressing of salad and savory dishes calls for squeezing a fresh and sour lemon.
16. Snake Gourd
Punjabi Name: Sapa ghia / Parol
The young snake gourd tastes best and goes well in stir-fries, curries, and curd chutney.
17. Ridge Gourd
Punjabi Name: Rija ghia / Kalitori
The mild flesh inside the ridged peel can be stirfried with the complementary spices.
Punjabi Name: Patta gobhi
With the help of minimal spices like turmeric and cumin, you can turn cabbage into a delicious stir fry.
Punjabi Name: Shalgam
Eat this sweet and crunchy turnip raw, or steam with butter, salt, and lemon to render more flavors.
Punjabi Name: Gaajar
Punjabi Name: Paalak / Poi
Punjabi Name: Faliyaan
High in protein, fiber, iron, and vitamins, beans have rejuvenating and healing properties.
Punjabi Name: Chana / Chole
Chickpeas are the star ingredient of Punjabi specialty Chana Masala.
Punjabi Name: Simla Mirch
Coming in an array of colors, the crispy and sweet capsicum pep up the taste of sandwich, and salad.
25. Taro Root
Punjabi Name: Arvi / Kachalu
Packed with carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, iron, and phosphorus, it is treated the same as Potatoes.