List of Indian Spices

India cuisine uses variety of spices, many of which are grown across the Indian subcontinent, while others were imported from similar climates.

English NameHindi NameTransliteration in Hindi
Aniseedसुव्वा / शोपSuwa or Shopa
Asafoetida हींगHing
Black cardamomकाली इलायचीKali Elaichi
Black pepperकाली मिर्चKali Mirchi
Black salt काला नमक / संचल Kala Namak / Sanchal
Black Cuminशाही जीराShah Jeera
Brown mustard seed राईRai
Capersकचरा, कब्र, करेरKachra
Capsicum शिमला मिर्चShimla Mirch
Celery / radhuni seed अज्मुद,अज्मोदाAjmud
Charoli चिरोंजीChironji
Cinnamon buds नाग केशरNaaga Keshar
Cinnamon दालचीनीDalchini
Cloves लवंग / लौंगLaung
Coriander powder धनिया पाउडर/पिसा धनियाDhania powder/ Pisa Dhania
Coriander seed धनियाDhania/hara dhaniya
Cubeb Kebab कबाब चीनीCheeni / Kabab Chini
Cumin seed grounded into balls ज़ीरा गोलीJeera Goli
Cumin seed ज़ीराJeera
Curry tree or sweet neem leaf करीपत्ता / कढ़ीपत्ताKadipatta (Currypatta)
Carom/thymol seed
अज़वाइनAjwain
Dried ginger सोंठSonth
Fennel seedसौंफ / संचलSaunf/Sanchal
Fenugreek leaf कसूरी मेथीKasoori Methi Dried
Fenugreek leaf मेथी पत्ताMethi leaves
Fenugreek seed मेथी दानाMethi seeds
Four seeds तरबूज खरबूज ककडी पैंठे के बीजChar Magaj
Fresh basil
तुलसीTulsi
Fresh coriander हरा धनिया Hara dhaniya
Garam masala गरम मसालाGaram masala/Kadha Masala
Garlic लहसुनLahsun
Garcinia indica कोकम,Kokum
Green chili pepper हरी मिर्चHari Mirch
Ginger अदरकAdrak
Green cardamom छोटी इलाइचीChhoti Elaichi
Gum tragacanth कटीरा गोंदKatira Goond
Indian Bedellium Tree गुगल, गु्ग्गलGugul, Guggul
Holy basil तुलसीTulsi
Inknut Terminalia chebula हरदHarad / Harr /Haritaki
Indian gooseberry आँवलाAmla
Licorice powder जेठीमधJethimadh
Kalpasiपत्थर के फूलPathar Ka Phool
Long pepper पिप्पलिPippali
Mango extract कामिकीCamiki
Mace जावित्रीJavitri
Mint पुदीनाPudina
Mustard seed सरसोंSarson
Nigella seed कलोंजीKalonji
Nutmeg जैफल/जायफलJaiphal
Panch Phoron पञ्च फोरनPanch Phoron
Pomegranate seed अनारदानाAnardana
Poppy seed खस-खसKhus Khus
Red chili pepper लाल मिर्चLal Mirchi
Sour dried mango powder आमचूर / अमचुरAamchur/Amchoor powder
Saffron pulp केसर मिरी मिरी,Kesar mari mari
Saffron केसर, जाफरानKesar, mayur
Salt नमक Namak
Sesame seed तिलTil
Star anise चक्र फूल, बदल फुलChakra Phool
Tamarind इमलीImli
Turmeric हल्दीHaldi