“mmm…mmmm.. good!” Indian food is popular all over the world from Texas to Tokyo and everywhere in between you can find an Indian restaurant. But what do you call the food you are eating? What if it is not a buffet or the menu doesn’t have pictures? It might be good to know the Hindi word for the food. In today’s lesson we look at the words for many popular Indian foods.
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A crispy South Indian breakfast item.
Steamed rice cakes. Another South Indian Breakfast item.
A Dosa like South Indian Breakfast item
Indian flat-bread cooked on griddle/tava.
Indian flat-bread, baked in tandoor.
Indian flat-bread mostly with filling and shallow fried.
A stuffed Indian bread
Spiced cooked rice.
Delicately flavored rice
Meat cooked in tandoor.
Pudding ( a dessert)
A rice and daal preparation. Good for sick and children.
Vegetable and curd salad.
Curry of any greens.
A vegetable dish with a pulp like consistency
A dessert made from milk
बोंडा, वडा, पकॉरा, समोसा
Bonda, Vada, Pakora, Samosa
Fried salty snacks
Fresh relish made with fruits, vegetables, and herbs
Spiced meat or vegetable balls
A vegetable curry (South Indian)
A South Indian Breakfast.Mostly made of semolina.
Looking for something more basic? Why not try our "50 Hindi Words to Get You Started" Lesson?
Looking for something else? Check out our Hindi/English Dictionary. Learn Hindi