Telugu is one of the Cardinal languages spoken by a specific community in India. Here are some of the Popular Vegetable Names in Telugu!
Telugu falls into fourth place in the list of the highest number of native speakers in India. This classical language of India is used by people from Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana, along with minorities from Odisha, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. So, if you too are mesmerized with the beauty of this language, then here is a handy list highlighting the important Vegetable Names in Telugu!
Check out our article on vegetable names in Kannada here
Popular Vegetable Names in Telugu!
1. Bitter Gourd
Telugu Name: Kakarakaya
Bitter flavor gourd is packed with iron, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C.
2. Bottle Gourd
Telugu Name: Sorakaya
The nutty-flavored bottle gourd is the star ingredient in kofta recipes.
Telugu Name: Palakura
Has a mild taste. Palak Pakoda is a popular Palakura dish.
4. Taro Root
Telugu Name: Chamadumpa
The starchy taro root has a nutty taste.
Telugu Name: Kosu Gadda / Gos Koora
The fresh leaves feature a mildly sweet flavor with a peppery note and eaten raw and cooked both.
Telugu Name: Gobi Puvvu
The addition of cauliflower in pulao makes it significantly scrumptious.
7. Flat Beans
Telugu Name: Chikudkaya
The numerous vitamins and minerals present in beans eliminate the iron deficiency from the body.
Telugu Name: Benguluru Mirapakaaya
Capsicum is reminiscent of chili, except that it features a large size, and crispy texture.
9. Cluster Beans
Telugu Name: Goru Chikkudu
Young beans make a delicious stir-fry, while the flour of mature seeds used in ice-creams, and cheese preparation.
Telugu Name: Vankaaya
Coming in a range of colors, and sizes, the taste of brinjals enhances upon braising, stir-frying, and baking.
Telugu Name: Munnakaaya / Mullakkada
The subtle flavor of the sambhar is incomplete without the addition of drumstick.
Telugu Name: Ramamulaga / Tameto
Rich in lycopene, and vitamins B, E, tomatoes are essential in Indian kitchens.
Telugu Name: Vellulli
Pungent and spicy garlic is a special condiment for ‘Lahsun ki Chutney’ and ‘Garlic Butter’.
14. Malabar Spinach
Telugu Name: Bachali Kura
Its green leaves are rich in antioxidants, Vitamin-C, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
Telugu Name: Bangaala Dumpa
The starchy taste of potatoes complements many recipes.
16. Ivy Gourd
Telugu Name: Dondakaya
Not just vegetables, but leaves, and roots of the plant are used by ayurvedic practitioners to treat various ailments.
Telugu Name: Allam
The spicy zest of ginger is admired in ginger tea, pickles, confectioneries, stir-fried veggie, and beverages.
18. Snake Gourd
Telugu Name: Potlakaya
Generally, it is made into pickle and chutney, but you can also cook and bake it.
Telugu Name: Pachchi Mirapakayi
All Tadka recipes are incomplete without the addition of this spicy condiment.
20. Ridge Gourd
Telugu Name: Beerakaya
The spongy flesh and seeds are seasoned with numerous spices while cooking.
Telugu Name: Mullangi
Pungent and peppery flavored radish is main addition to salads.
Telugu Name: Ullipaaya
Shallots play a potent role in sambars, lentil, and is also paired with vinegar to prepare lip-smacking pickle.
Telugu Name: Gummadikaaya
This powerhouse vegetable is loaded with vitamin A, C, E, potassium, copper, iron, and manganese.
24. Plantain Flower
Telugu Name: Aratti Puvvu
Also known as a banana flower, these are best cherished in fritters and stir-fries from south Indian cuisines.
25. Ash Gourd
Telugu Name: Boodida Gummadikaaya
The white and sweet flesh of ash gourd is a famous ingredient of the delicacy known as ‘Petha‘.
Telugu Name: Panasakaaya / Panas
Famous as ‘vegetarian meat’, the cubes of jackfruit complements with spicy curries, cutlets, and noodles.
Telugu Name: Nimmakaaya
The dressing of citric-aromatic lemons imparts tartiness to salads, lemon tea, and gravy dishes.
28. Lady Finger
Telugu Name: Bendakaya
Ladyfinger is the soul of appetizing North Indian recipes like Bhindi Masala and Dahi Bhindi.
Telugu Name: Kothimeera
Coriander is great for garnishing curries, gravies, salads, and soups.
Telugu Name: Mentikoora
The dry and fresh leaves have a distinct flavor and used in making Methi Dal and Methi Paratha.