Glossary of Pulses & Lentils – Indian Names


English Name Indian / Hindi Name
Beaten Rice Poha
Bengal gram Chana
Black gram Sabut Urad dal / Kaali dal
Black eyed beans Chawli / Lobhia
Broken Wheat Dalia
Chickpeas (brown) Chana
Chickpeas (green) Cholia / Hara Chana
Chickpeas (white) Kabuli Chana
Gram flour Besan / Chane ka atta
Green gram Moong
Horse gram Kulthi
Maize flour Makai ka atta
Puffed Rice Kurmura
Red Kidney Beans Rajma
Red Lentil Masoor
Refined flour Maida
Rice Chawal
Semolina Rava / Suji
Split Bengal gram Chana dal
Split Black gram Urad dal / kaali dal
Split Green gram Moong dal
Split Red gram Tuvar dal / Arhar dal
Split Red Lentil Masoor dal
Wheat Gehun
Wheat flour Gehun ka atta
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