Every kitchen has this amazing aroma of a plethora of spices there. Have you ever wondered what are they called in English? They are very much known by us, by their household names like Haldi, Ajwain, but we still don’t know what are they called in the English language. Let me help you by presenting some of the Indian Spices with their English names.

1. Ajwain – Carom Seeds


These are little brown seeds, used to give flavor and they also serve as antacids. These are called – “Carom Seeds”.

2. Hing – Asafoetida


The best aroma in the kitchen is because of this spice. This spice is called “Asafoetida” in English.

3. Tulsi – Basil


This is a great cure for many viral some diseases. These are called “Basil Leaf”.

4. Saunf – Fennel Seeds


These are the green colored seed-like structure which is sometimes used as a mouth freshener. It is called “Fennel seeds”.

5. Methi – Fenugreek Seeds


These are brown seeds, little bitter in taste, but one of the favorite flavor of an Indian mother. These are called “Fenugreek seeds”.

6. Alsi – Flax Seeds

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This flavor has many curing natural oils. This is called “Flax Seeds”.

7. Amla Powder – Gooseberry Powder


Flavor adding a touch of sourness in taste is Amla. It is also called “Gooseberry powder”.

8. Kalongi -Nigella Seeds


This spice is used especially to make pickles. Interestingly in English, it is called “Nigella seeds”.

9. Kali Mirch – Peppercorns


This is black colored chili flavor seeds, these are called “Peppercorns”.

10. Til – Sesame Seeds


Who does not like “Till ke laddoo”, wherein our language it is known as Til, in English, it is called “Sesame Seeds”.

11. Khas-Khas – Poppy Seeds


These tiny kidney-shaped seeds are called “Poppy Seeds” when we talk about them in the English Language.

12. Jay Phal or Supari – Nutmeg


This is a ground spice. It is called the “Nutmeg”. This is used in preparing flavored Betel or Paan.

13. Paan – Betel Leaf


These are the green leaves used in many ways. They are especially taken as an after meal eatery. This is called “Betel leaves”.

14. Imli – Tamarind

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This sweet-sour flavor adding the spice of Indian kitchen, which is sometimes also served as “Chutney” is called “Tamarind”, in the English language.

15. Zeera – Cumin Seeds


This is the soul spice of the Indian kitchen. No dish is made without this particular spice. This is called as “Cumin seeds”.