Names of dry fruits list

Dates, cashews, almonds, pistaschios and walnuts on a plate.

22 Names of Dry Fruits and Nuts

Dry fruits list: A guide to names of dry fruits with English translations and Indian language translations.

What is a dry fruit? 

You might think of a raisin, which is the result of drying out a grape, or dried apricots, which are just what their name describes, and you would be correct, of course, as these are dried fruits.  However, if you’re seeing the term “dry fruit” in the context of Indian culture, then thinking only of fruits which have been dried to obtain a delicious and healthy snack would leave you with just part of the story.  In the context of Indian culture “dry fruits” also apply to nuts and seeds! Yes that’s right, in this context, dry fruits can refer to seeds, nuts, dried fruits or any combination of these.

Gift Giving / Recipes

Dry fruits are popular in Indian culture for gift giving for occasions and festivals. You also you will see them referenced in recipes to make a variety of treats such as Khajoor Barfi /Dry Fruit Barfi or Chai Spiced Nuts.

Dates, cashews, almonds, pistaschios and walnuts on a plate.

Beautifully packaged assortments of dry fruits are a festive present given during holidays. And what a huge variety it can be!  Just check out this chart to see all yummy items included in the category of dry fruits! Refer to Google Translate to hear the translation and help you pick out references to these in recipes.

NameGujaratiHindiMarathiBengaliTeleguTamil
AlmondBadamBaadaamBadamBadamBadaamPattam kotai
ApricotJaradāḷuKhubaaniJardāḷūĒprikaṭaNērēḍu paṇḍuPatami
Betel NutsSopariSupariSupariSupāriBeṭṭu gin̄jaPakku
Cantaloupe Seeds KēnṭālōpaKharbhuj ke BeejCantaloupe biyāṇēKyānṭālupa bījaKāṇṭālaup vittanaṁKentalup Vitai
CashewKajuKajuKājūKājuJīḍipappuMuntiri
ChestnutCēsṭanaṭaShahabalootBukēBukēCesṭnaṭKaṣkoṭṭai
DatesKhajoorKhajoorKhajurācē phaḷaKhējurTēdīluTētikaḷ
Dry CoconutSukha NariyalSukha NariyalKōraḍē nāraḷaŚuṣka nārikēlaḌesikēṭeḍ kobbariTēṅkāy
FigsAnjeerAnjeerAnjeerḌumuraEṇḍina attiAtti
Flax seedsAḷasīnā bījaPatasan ke BeejAmbāḍī biyāṇēŚaṇa bījaAvise gin̄jaluĀḷi vitaikaḷ
Lotus seedsKamaḷ bījPhool MakhanaKamaḷa biyāṇēPhaksa bādāmaTāmara vittanāluNari koṭṭaikaḷ
MangoKērīAamAmbaĀmēraEṇḍina māmiḍiMāṅkaṉi
PeanutMagaphaḷīMoongphaliShing daneCinābādāmaVēruśenagaVērkkaṭalai
Pine nutPā’īn badāmPā’ina bādāmaPain gin̄jaPaiṉ koṭṭaikaḷ
PistachioPistāPistaPistāPēstāPistāPistā
Poppy seedKhas khasKhas KhasKhas KhasPōstadānāGasagasālaPistā
Pumpkin seedKōḷuṁ bījKaddoo ke BeejBhōpaḷyācē bīKumaṛā bījaGum’maḍikāya vittanaṁPūcaṇi (pumpkin)
RaisinKismisKishmishManukāKismisEṇḍudrākṣaTirāṭcai
Sesame seedTalTil ke beejTilTil bījaNuvvuluEḷ vitai
Sunflower seedSūryamukhī bījaSarasaon ke beejSuryaphulācē bījaSūryamukhī bījaProddutiruguḍu vittanaṁCūriyakānti vitai
WalnutAkharōṭaAkharotAkrōḍĀkharōṭVālnaṭVātumai koṭṭai
Watermelon seedTarbūch bījTarabooj ke beejṬarabūja biyāṇēTaramujēr bījaPuccakāya vittanaṁTarpūcaṇi vitai

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