The Indian Pantry

Indian SpicesHindi Translations
Cayenne PepperCoriander PowderTurmeric PowderCumin PowderGaram MasalaChaat MasalaDried Mango PowderDried Fenugreek LeavesWhole Cumin SeedsFennel Seeds/AniseedsMustard SeedsCurry LeavesBlack PeppercornsClovesCinnamon SticksGreen CardamomBay LeavesLal Mirch PowderDhania PowderHaldi PowderJeera PowderGaram MasalaChaat MasalaAmchur PowderKasoori MethiSabut JeeraSaunfRaiKadi PattaSabut Kali MirchLaungSabut DalchiniHari ElaichiTej Patta

Must-haves in every Indian Fridge:

  • Plain Yogurt
  • Ginger-Garlic paste
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves

Must-haves for every Indian Stove:

  • Non-Stick Frying Pan
  • Deep Saute Pan
  • Deep Soup Pot
  • Non-Stick Wok (called kadai in Hindi)

Have all of these and you’re all set to go on a culinary adventure with the exotic foods of the Indian sub-continent. Have all of these, and Indian cooking is child’s play!

30 common Indian spices and what they are called in English | The Times of  India