Food Ingredients List Starting with letter B

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Biryani
English Name:
Hindi Name: Biryani
Description: A rich rice preparation made with meat, chicken, fish or vegetables

Bhen or Kamal Kakri
English Name: Lotus Root
Hindi Name: Bhen or Kamal Kakri
Description: A root vegetable from India and China, used widely in Indian, Chinese and Japanese food

Bater
English Name: Quail
Hindi Name: Bater
Description: A game bird which is served as a gourmet dish

Bheege Badaam
English Name: Blanched Almonds
Hindi Name: Bheege Badaam
Description: Almonds soaked or blanched with the skins removed. Considered very nutritious to eat early in the morning

Baingan
English Name: Aubergine
Hindi Name: Baingan
Description: Also known as eggplants. A purple vegetable, available in various sizes and shapes that is eaten cooked.

Bell Pepper
English Name: Bell Pepper
Description: A fruit vegetable that can be green, yellow or red in colour. Or chillie pepper which is used as a seasoning

Buttermilk
English Name: Buttermilk
Hindi Name: Lassi
Description: A drink made with yoghurt; it can be sweet or salty and is a very refreshing drink in summer

Breadcrumbs
English Name: Breadcrumbs
Description: Bread dried and powdered, used as a final coating for things to be deep fried

Black Peppercorns
English Name: Black Peppercorns
Hindi Name: Kali Mirch
Description: These are the sun-dried berries of the pepper vine. They have a very strong flavour

Black Cardamom
English Name: Black Cardamom
Hindi Name: Badi Elaichi
Description: Larger and darker than it's green counterpart, this is used commonly in Indian cooking

Bengal Gram
English Name: Bengal Gram
Hindi Name: Chana Daal
Description: A yellow lentil, rounded on one side and flat on the other. Besides cooked as a lentil, is also a binding agent, especially while making Shammi Kebabs

Bayleaf
English Name: Bayleaf
Hindi Name: Tejpatta
Description: A leaf from the sweet bay or laurel tree, these are usually dried. Very common in Indian curries and rice dishes and in custards and stews in Western Cuisine.

Banana
English Name: Banana
Hindi Name: Kela
Description: A tropical fruit that is sweet tasting and rich in Vitamin A. It's also meant to have binding qualities, which makes it a good aid in stomach disorders

Bhindi
English Name: Okra
Hindi Name: Bhindi
Description: A green coloured oblong shaped vegetable

Barfi
English Name:
Hindi Name: Barfi
Description: An Indian fudge-like dessert

Bhed ka Gosht
English Name: Lamb
Hindi Name: Bhed ka Gosht
Description: Lamb is meat from a sheep under one year old

Bathua
English Name: Pigweed
Hindi Name: Bathua

Badi Elaichi
English Name: Black Cardamom
Hindi Name: Badi Elaichi
Description: Larger and darker than it's green counterpart, this is used commonly in Indian cooking

Badaam
English Name: Almonds
Hindi Name: Badaam
Description: A seed from a tree that belongs to the peach family. It's a dried fruit that's very nutritious. It's used in baking as well as adding a rich flavour to Indian food

Bitter gourd
English Name: Bitter gourd
Hindi Name: Karelas

Butter
English Name: Butter
Hindi Name: Makkhan
Description: Made from solids that form of churned cream, separating solids from whey. Can be salted or unsalted

Bread
English Name: Bread
Hindi Name: Double Roti
Description: A leavened preparation made mainly from refined flour, but can be made using other flours too

Black Gram
English Name: Black Gram
Hindi Name: Sabut Urad Daal
Description: Rounded black lentils, slightly elongated. Used for making the famous 'Daal Makhani' of North India, besides other things

Black Beans
English Name: Black Beans
Description: A shiny black coloured bean, it is tender and sweet to taste.Used in Oriental cooking, especially Thai.

Beetroot
English Name: Beetroot
Hindi Name: Chukandar
Description: The root of a seashore plant, can be boiled or baked or pickled or used as a salad. The juice can also be used to color food

Basmati rice
English Name: Basmati rice
Hindi Name: Basmati rice
Description: A delicately flavoured long-grain rice grown in India. There are many qualities of Basmati rice available.

Bamboo Shoot
English Name: Bamboo Shoot
Hindi Name: Bans
Description: The inner part of the bamboo plant, used often in Asian cooking

Bakri ka Gosht
English Name: Mutton
Hindi Name: Bakri ka Gosht
Description: Meat from goat

Bhindi
English Name: Lady's Finger
Hindi Name: Bhindi
Description: A green coloured oblong shaped vegetable, tapering at the end with tiny seeds inside

Besan
English Name: Gramflour
Hindi Name: Besan

Basmati rice
English Name: Basmati rice
Hindi Name: Basmati rice
Description: A delicately flavoured long-grain rice grown in India. There are many qualities of Basmati rice available.

Bombay Duck
English Name: Bombay Duck
Description: Boomla, Bombil

Broad beans
English Name: Broad beans
Hindi Name: Sem

Brown Sauce
English Name: Brown Sauce
Description: Made from meat stock, vegetables, herbs and tomato paste; used as a base for many other sauces

Bottle Gourd
English Name: Bottle Gourd
Hindi Name: Lauki
Description: Also called White Gourd or Marrow. Long and narrow, light green on the outside and white inside. Used a lot in Indian preparations

Black-eyed Beans
English Name: Black-eyed Beans
Hindi Name: Lobhia
Description: Originally Chinese, these beans are also known as cowpeas

Bitter Gourd
English Name: Bitter Gourd
Hindi Name: Karela
Description: A rough surfaced green vegetable, which is bitter and liked selectively. The juice is good for diabetics

Beancurd
English Name: Beancurd
Description: Also called Tofu, it is a fermented soya bean curd, used widely in Chinese cooking

Basil
English Name: Basil
Hindi Name: Tulsi
Description: A close substitute for Basil, Tulsi is a plant sacred to India, it is a sweet and pungent herb that is used fresh or dried. Basil is used a lot in Italian cooking

Baking Powder
English Name: Baking Powder
Description: A leavening agent that is a mixture of sodium bicarbonate and other acids, used widely in cakes

Bajra
English Name: Millet
Hindi Name: Bajra
Description: A cereal, used a lot in rural India, it has a high fiber content

Bhangra
English Name: Mackerel
Hindi Name: Bhangra
Description: A type of seawater fish that is often barbecued, baked or grilled

Besan
English Name: Gramflour
Hindi Name: Besan
Description: Also known as gram flour, which is used in gravies, batters, etc

Band/Patta Gobi
English Name: Cabbage
Hindi Name: Band/Patta Gobi
Description: A round, a layered green vegetable that is eaten raw or cooked. Used often in salads

Bans
English Name: Bamboo Shoot
Hindi Name: Bans
Description: The inner part of the bamboo plant, used often in Asian cooking

Black Salt
English Name: Black Salt
Hindi Name: Kala Namak

Baby Corn
English Name: Baby Corn
Description: A miniature version of the corn plant, it's very popular in Thai and Chinese cooking

Broccoli
English Name: Broccoli
Description: A nutritious 'Green Cauliflower' eaten raw or cooked, usually tastes good when blanched.

Blanched Almonds

English Name: Blanched Almonds
Hindi Name: Bheege Badaam
Description: Almonds soaked or blanched with the skins removed. Considered very nutritious to eat early in the morning

Black Cumin
English Name: Black Cumin
Hindi Name: Shahi Jeera
Description: Smaller and thinner version of Cumin, which is much darker and has a stronger flavor. Used a lot in exotic Indian cooking

Bicarbonate of Soda
English Name: Bicarbonate of Soda
Hindi Name: Mitha Soda
Description: Used in cakes and baking products, it acts as a raising agent

Bean Sprouts
English Name: Bean Sprouts
Hindi Name: Ankurwali Daal
Description: Mung beans which have just sprouted, used raw in salads and sandwiches or cooked for oriental stir-fries, these are very nutritious

Barley
English Name: Barley
Hindi Name: Jau
Description: Used in porridges, bread and in making whiskey, beer. Barley water is said to be excellent for the kidneys

Bacon
English Name: Bacon
Description: Either smoked or unsmoked, bacon is the cured belly of pork. Part of a typical English breakfast

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