Thursday, August 23, 2007

Know your Ingredient - Globally

What is Muttikaya in Hindi? What is Bengal Gram in Telugu?...well I am faced with such questions all the time. Since I think and use Telugu most of the time, but have to communicate in Tamil to get things from Grocery, I find it hard to get the local name when I order that. So every time will have to ask Amma what it is called in Tamil. Likewise there are few ingredients that I know in English but not equivalent in Tamil or Telugu. When I started writing down recipes when I was in college, I maintained a separate page where I would update all the equivalent names in all the languages. But it was quite limited and updating it was also difficult.
In this age and technology, it should not be a problem to get the different names used in different languages and have them in one common place - The Internet. Anybody can access and be benefited.

So this is going to be a new series where I will be writing on one Ingredients every week. Will try to post a picture and dig up medicinal value, if any, and other related informations that will enrich the ingredient.

Expecting everybody to input the name as it is called in your language. This is not just restricted to Indian names but global languages.

Hope I can get everybody's support and contribution.

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16 comments :

Coffee said...

Good going Sri!!

Rajitha said...

that is a great idea... and this increases our knowledge base esp. us foodies...

Cynthia said...

Fantastic! I look forward to this. You will try, wherever you can to do the English name too?

GV Barve - Gokhale said...

Oh!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a same thought.I am freezed.I have prepared in a paper and thought of publishing with help of other bloggers to fill it up, what I don't know.I am working on it for a month individually with my known languages.

TBC said...

That will definitely be of help to a lot of people. Good idea!

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Nice post Valli :-) Good Info :-)

Asha said...

Sri,great idea!
I just posted a Lauki Halwa which is to me is Bottle gourd Halwa.They say it's Doodhi(Ash Gourd?) too but are Lauki and Doodhi same? I am confused!!
Ash Gourd is Boodu kumabala kai in Kannada.
Bottle Gourd is Sorekai in Kannada.

archana said...

Your idea is superb :)

Jyothsna said...

Cool idea. I'll surely learn from it.

Suganya said...

Count me in!

Jyothi said...

Hi Srivalli! great thought. Really this is common problem for everybody (think so). Surely I will try to participate. Keep it up....

Srivalli said...

Thanks Coffee, hope I will get all the gujarathi names from you!

Yes Rajitha..hope you will give you input

Most definitely
Cynthia...thats the whole idea...we should try to get all the different names possible

Wow..thats great GV ..hope you will be willing to share your knowledge with us.

Thanks TBC

Thanks Sirisha...hope you will participate...

Already...I can trust on you always Asha..thats so much information...it will immediately go into the repository

Thanks archana hope you will participate

Thanks Jyothsna

So glad Suganya

Hope so Jyothi ..

Raaga said...

Great idea :-)

Neelam said...

Hi Sri...thats a great idea! Looking forward to it.

Srivalli said...

Thanks Raaga

Thanks Neelam...will try to come out with something useful.

sree said...

Hi Akka

i am missing my mom cooking

Txs for your tips

i made it like mom

txs

sree Malta

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