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You Probably Don't Know The English Names Of These 10 Things That You Find In Your Kitchen!

You Probably Don't Know The English Names Of These 10 Things That You Find In Your Kitchen!

If you're an Indian, there's a very great chance that you speak *at least* two languages. And while being bilingual is certainly a blessing, there are some things that you can only associate with, in one language. Like the fruits and vegetables in your fridge and the masalas in your kitchen. We're so used to saying chikoo and rajma in Hindi, that we never really stopped to consider what they're called in English. Are you curious about finding out? No need to google it, we've done the homework for you. Here are the English names of 12 common food items you *probably* didn't know!


1. Jeera


1-Cumin-Seeds


Cumin Seeds


Okay, I've heard about cumin seeds but had NO idea that they were just good 'ol jeera.


2. Rajma


2-Kidney-Beans


Red Kidney Beans


'Kidney beans' is NOT the kind of name I expected for my fave dish


3. Heeng


3-Heeng-Seeds


Asafoetida


Kinda sounds like the name of a Greek goddess whose life was struck by tragedy, no?


4. Sitaphal


4-Custard-Apple


Custard Apple


A combination of two things I love!


5. Amla


5-gooseberry-fruit


Gooseberry


A fancy name for a terrible tasting fruit, no? 


6. Mausambi


6-Sweet-Lime


Sweetlime


Okay, this is probably the most accurate name--it's sweet and citrusy!


7. Singhara


7-Water-Chestnut


Water chestnut


Honestly, this just sounds like the name of an expensive race horse.


8. Chikoo


8-Chikoo-Fruit


Sapodilla


That does NOT sound like English.


9. Saunf


9-Fennerl-Seeds


Fennel seeds


Yep, never heard that one.


10. Ajwain


10-Carom-Seeds


Carom seeds


I'm reeeally tempted to make a lame carom board joke, but I'm going to spare you.


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