Glossary Weights and Measurements

Weights and measures
Solids  
           1 oz = 30 gms                
       2 lbs = 1 kg                
    1 tbs = 30 gms        

Liquids

5-6 ozs = 1 cup
1 tsp = 5 ml
1 tbs = 20 ml

Indian cooking ingredients glossary
Indian cooking calls for a variety of ingredients. Use of various herbs,spices,fruits,nuts and vegetables not only make our food  delicious but also increases its nutritional value.I have tried to make a comprehensive list of ingredients to avoid confusion with various names of ingredients used in Indian cooking.The list has names of ingredients in English and Hindi.

English  Hindi  

Almond

Badam

Aniseed

Sauf

Asafoetida

Heing

Allspice

Kababchini

Ajinomoto

Chinese namak

Apricot

Khubani

Alum

Phitkari

Amaranth

Chaulai

Ashgourd

Petha

Common spices used in Indian cooking
India is a home to different types of  spices and they are used in different forms in Indian cooking (whole,ground or roasted).Every spice has its unique flavour but when they are used together their individual characteristic changes and they impart a distinct flavour to the dish.

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