Here is an exclusive list of Indian Vegetable Names in Tamil that will help you to name your favorite veggie when you will be in Tamil Nadu!
As the proverb says that ‘Every two miles the water changes, every four miles the speech‘, so the names of vegetables in India! Knowing some or the other details of the local language always helps. We have made a list of Indian Vegetable Names in Tamil that will help you to name them out in South India or even Sri Lanka!
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Indian Vegetable Names in Tamil
Tamil Name: Pasalai Keerai
The green leafy vegetable is packed with iron, folate, manganese, and vitamins.
Tamil Name: Ingi
This rhizome root is one of the most staple spices in India.
Tamil Name: Kathirikkaai
Brinjal is a rich source of fiber, copper, minerals, and phenolic compounds.
4. Ash Gourd
Tamil Name: Neer Poosanikai
Ash gourd has sweet flesh and consumed boiled, baked, or fried.
5. Bitter Gourd
Tamil Name: Pakarkaai
Bitter gourd is a boon for hair, skin, and immunity.
Tamil Name: Mangal Mullangi
Carrot is famous for gajar ka halwa delicacy.
Tamil Name: Kovippu
Cauliflower is cooked or stir-fried after discarding its thick stalks and leaves.
8. Chick Peas
Tamil Name: Konda Kadalae
High in protein, vitamins, and fibers, chickpeas are cherished for the lip-smacking ‘chana masala’ recipe.
9. Cluster Beans
Tamil Name: Kothavara
The young beans are cooked as a vegetable, whereas their seeds are dried and grounded for ice cream preparations.
Tamil Name: Cheppankilangu
Taro has sweet potato-like taste, and its starchy corms are cooked as a vegetable.
Tamil Name: Vellarikkaai
Cucumber is high in vitamins, minerals, and water content.
12. Lady Finger
Tamil Name: Vendaikaai
This vegetable makes a remarkable presence in ‘Vendakkai Poriyal
13. Ridge Gourd
Tamil Name: Peerkankaai
The spongy flesh and soft seeds of the ridge gourd makes a tasty addition to Sambhar.
Tamil Name: Vengayam
Onion is a star ingredient for meat and savory dishes.
15. Snake Gourd
Tamil Name: Putalankaai
Snake gourd works as a flavorful ingredient for stir-fries, curry, and curd chutney.
16. Bottle Gourd
Tamil Name: Suraikkai or Chorakkai
Consumed as juice or cooked veggie, this gourd is good for the stomach, and heart health.
17. Sweet Potato
Tamil Name: Inippu Urulaikkilanku
Its sweet taste compliments a multitude of dishes including salads, pies, puddings, and custards.
Tamil Name: Paranki
It goes well with savory dishes, bread, and cake making.
Tamil Name: Murungai Keerai
High in minerals, fibers, and vitamins, the drumstick is a potent vegetable used in curries, sambhar, and kormas.
Tamil Name: Puli
Flavorful tamarind enhances the flavor of sambhar, rasam, curry, and chutneys dramatically.
Tamil Name: Urulai Kilanku
Potatoes can be baked, deep-fried, boiled, or steamed.
22. Red Chili
Tamil Name: Kaindha Milagai or Sigappu Milagai
Red chilies add important spiciness to cuisines like sambhar, and rasam.
23. Yardlong Bean
Tamil Name: Payathangai
Yardlong beans are steamed, boiled or sauteed as a delightful addition to the stews, soups, and savory dishes.
Tamil Name: Koda Milagai
Rich in vitamins A, E, C, and B6, capsicum is consumed raw in salads, marinated into pasta, or can also be roasted or grilled.
25. Ivy Gourd
Tamil Name: Kovakkai
Crunchy Kovakkai has a mildly sweet flavor and has anti-inflammatory, and laxative effects.
26. Broad Beans
Tamil Name: Avaraikaai
The tender and fresh broad beans are sautéed, boiled, or steamed.
27. Spring Onion
Tamil Name: Thal Vangayam
Both the green stalks and tiny bulb of spring onion are prized for intensifying the flavor of curry and savory dishes.
28. Fenugreek Leaves
Tamil Name: Venthiyam Keerai
Fresh and dried leaves of fenugreek are cooked as a vegetable, whereas, its seeds work as a spicy zest for savory dishes.
Tamil Name: Arakeerai
Enrich with calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and manganese, it goes well in stir-fries and sautés.
30. Green Peas
Tamil Name: Pachai Pattani
Peas are rich in dietary fiber, iron, and Vitamins.