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Glossary of Indian Food Terms (M-O)

Macchi, Macchli Fish
Machli ki Ande Fish Roe
Madhu Honey
Madras Generic term for 'hot' curries originating from the Madras region in Southern India
Maida All purpose flour
Makai Corn kernel
Makai ka Atta Corn flour / Maize flour
Makhan, Makkhan Butter
Makhana Puffed lotus seeds
Makhani Traditional Indian dish where meat or vegetables are cooked in a ghee (or cream) and tomato sauce
Makhanphal Avocado, Butterfruit
Maki, Makki, Makka Corn
Malai Cream
Mamra, Mumra, Kurmura Puffed Basmati Rice
Manukka Prunes
Masala A mixture/blend of spices
Masoor Red Lentil
Masoor Dal Split Red Lentil
Matar Dal Split Yellow or Green Peas
Matar, Matta, Mutta Green peas
Mathanni Wooden whisk
Matka Round earthenware pot used to freeze ice cream. It is filled with ice and salt
Mattha, Chhaach Butter Milk
Mausambi, Mausammi Sweet Lime
Mawa Whole dried milk
Meetha Aloo Sweet Potato
Meethi, Meetha Sweet
Methi Fenugreek
Methi Dana Fenugreek Seeds
Methi Saag Fenugreek leaves
Mewa Dried fruits
Mirch Chilli
Misri or Mishri Crystalised sugar lumps
Mitha neebu Lemon (sweet)
Mollee Fish cooked in coconut and chilli.
Mooli Large white radish
Mooli ka Saag Radish leaves
Moong Green Gram
Moong dal Green Gram (split)
Moong dal Chilka Green Gram, split, with skin
Moong Fali, Moomfali Peanuts, Groundnuts
Moongre Radish seed pods
Mosambi Lime (sweet)
Moti Elaichi Brown Cardamom
Moti Saunf, Soonf Fennel
Mulahati, Mulethi Liquorice
Munakka Large Sultanas or Currants
Muranka Drumstick
Muranka ka Saag Drumstick leaves
Murgh, Murg, Murga Chicken
Musli Asparagus
Naan (Keema) Naan bread stuffed with a thin layer of minced meat curry and cooked in a tandoor oven
Naan (Peshwari) Naan bread stuffed with almonds and/or cashewnuts and/or raisins and cooked in a tandoor oven
Naan, Nan Flat, oval leavened bread cooked in a tandoor oven
Namkeen, Nimkeen Salty or savoury deep fried snacks served cold
Narangi, Santara Orange
Nargis kebab Indian scotch egg (spicy minced meat around a hard boiled egg)
Nariyal ka Doodh Coconut Milk
Nashpaati, Nashpati Pear
Neem Margosa tree
Neembu, Nimboo, Nimbu Lemon or Lime
Nigella Onion seeds (Kalonji)
Nilgiri Eucalyptus
Nimak, Namak Salt
Nimboo ka Sat Citric Acid
Nimbu ka Chilka Lemon Rind
Nimbu, Neembu Lemon
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