Cumin seeds (Jira) Spice Name in different Indian languages (regional)


Cumin seeds (Jira) Spice Name in different Indian languages (regional)


Names of Spices and Condiments in Hindi, English, Gujrati and other Indian languages (regional)


Cumin seeds: (Jira )

Cumin seeds are commonly known as jira in Hindi are quite popular for their medicinal benefits since ancient times. It has a spicy flavour and a slightly bitter taste. In India, cumin seeds are the main ingredient in curry powder and “garam masala”. Cumin seeds are generally fried or roasted before usage. They have many medicinal properties like anti-tumour, anti-diabetic, anti-epileptic, Immunologic, antimicrobial etc.

What are Cumin Seeds Called in Hindi and Other Indian Languages (regional)?

Cumin seeds is the English name for this spice, it is scientifically called as Cuminum cyminum. It is commonly named as Jira in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Oriya and Punjabi, Jiru in Gujarati, Jeerage in Kannada, Zyur in Kashmiri, Jeerakam in Malayalam, Tamil, Jeelakarra in Telugu.


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