Popular Vegetable Names in Punjabi

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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!

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Popular Vegetable Names in Punjabi

1. Mustard Greens

Popular Vegetable Names in Punjabi

Punjabi Name: Sarso da Saag

The famous Sarso da Saag is served with Makki de roti.

2. Ladyfinger

Punjabi Name: Bhindee

This green vegetable is deep-fried after stuffing with spices to make ‘Bharwa Bhindi‘.

3. Brinjal

Punjabi Name: Baingan / Bataun

The mushy interior pulp of purple brinjal is prepared into appetizing ‘baingan ka bharta’ through roasting.

4. Cauliflower

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

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Punjabi Name: Hari mirch

The tempering recipes are incomplete without the green chilies, especially blended with ginger and garlic.

8. Radish

Punjabi Name: Mooli

Toss in the salad, grind for chutney, or mix it with the dough to prepare ‘Mooli paratha.

9. Cucumber

Punjabi Name: Kheera

You can toss it on salads, stack on sandwiches, or add to soups.

10. Tomato

Punjabi Name: Tamaater

Talking about tomatoes, and missing to mention Punjabi specialty ‘tomato curry‘ would be a sin!

11. Potatoes

Punjabi Name: Aaloo

Raw, boiled, roasted, or steamed potatoes pairs well with any vegetable without losing their subtle taste.

12. Onion

Punjabi Name: Piaja

Onions blend well with all the companion condiments while giving a pungent-tarty kick to the dish.

13. Garlic

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Punjabi Name: Lassan / Lahsun

The hint of garlic that tenderizes upon cooking imparts a distinctive flavor to savory dishes.

14. Peas

Punjabi Name: Matar

Found in every culinary repertoire, sweet peas can be roasted for an appetizing munch.

15. Lemon

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.

18. Cabbage

Punjabi Name: Patta gobhi

With the help of minimal spices like turmeric and cumin, you can turn cabbage into a delicious stir fry.

19. Turnip

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Punjabi Name: Shalgam

Eat this sweet and crunchy turnip raw, or steam with butter, salt, and lemon to render more flavors.

20. Carrot

Punjabi Name: Gaajar

Cut carrots into matchstick to prepare ‘Gazar Achar‘ or grate them to cook ‘Gazar ka Halwa‘.

21. Spinach

Punjabi Name: Paalak / Poi

Pairs well with a range of Punjabi recipes like Saag Paneer, Palak shorba, and Saag Gosht.

22. Beans

Punjabi Name: Faliyaan

High in protein, fiber, iron, and vitamins, beans have rejuvenating and healing properties.

23. Chickpeas

Punjabi Name: Chana / Chole

Chickpeas are the star ingredient of Punjabi specialty Chana Masala.

24. Capsicum

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

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Punjabi Name: Arvi / Kachalu

Packed with carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, iron, and phosphorus, it is treated the same as Potatoes.

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