Dalchini, cinamon
Dalchini, Cinnamon Binomial name Cinnamomum cassia (L.) J.Presl Dalchini or cinamon as we know is the dried inner bark of
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Pyaj, onion
Pyaj,onion Binomial name Allium cepa. Red onions are generalized as pyaj in Nepal. Though there are many types of onions, only
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sukmel, cardamom
Sukmel or sukumel, Cardamom Scientific classification as family of Zingiberaceae. Sukmel pods and skins are aromatic, tastes spicy, distinctive, and
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Tejpat, bayleaf
Tejpat, bay leaf Binomial name Cinnamomum tamala. Tejpat grows in tropical and subtropical areas of the Himalayas at altitudes of 300
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Timur, Szechuan peppers
Timur, szechuan peppercorn Binomial name Zanthoxylum armatum. Tastes pungent, spicy, gives a strange numbness in tongue, something like a carbonated
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Farsiko phool, pumpkin flower
Farsiko phool, pumpkin flower, pumpkin blossom Family of Cucurbita pepo L.  A seasonal flower can be picked right before rainy season.
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Faparko saag, buckweat shoots
  Faparko saag, buckwheat shoots.  Binomial name Fagopyrum Esculentum. Also called buckwheat lettuce or buckwheat greens.  They are rich in
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Rato mula, Nepali red radish
Rato mula, Nepali red radish. Family of Brassicaceae. These radishes are also locally known as Pyuthane mula. Various types of
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Sauf ko saag, dill leaves
Sauf ko saag, soup ko saag, dill leaves. Binomial name Anethum Graveolens. In Nepal, sauf ko saag are basically cooked
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ghiraula, sponge gourd
Ghiraula, sponge gourd. Binomial name Luffa aegyptiaca. Also called smooth luffa gourd. A cylindrical-shaped common vegetable in Nepal. Skin is
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bhanta, baigun, eggplant
Bhanta, Baigun, or Eggplant Binomial family Solanum Melongena In Nepal, eggplants are basically cooked as quick stew, stir fry or
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kalo bhatmas, black soybeans
Kalo bhatmas, black soybeans Binomial name Glycine max Some famous dishes of Nepal made from black soybeans are samay baji,
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Ritthako tarul, yellow yam
Ritthako tarul, yellow yam  Major consumption of all types of yams are on one particular festival, Maghe Sangkrati, which lies
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Hattipailey tarul, purple yam
Hattipailey tarul, purple yam Binomial name Dioscorea alata  Major consumption of all types of yams are on one particular festival,
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Ghar tarul, local cassava
Ghar tarul, local cassava Family of  Manihot esculenta There are different types of taruls grown in Nepal. Above is a
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Suntala, tangerine
Suntala, tangerine, botanical name Citrus tangerina
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Kauli, kauliflower
Kauli, phoolkhopi Binomial family Brassica Oleracea
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Tatey simi, sword beans
Tate simi, tarware simi, sword beans.  Binomial name Canavalia gladiata
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Amba, guava
Amba, guava. Binomial name Psidium guajava
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gante mula, turnip
Gante mula, turnips. Binomial name Brassica rapa var. rapa. In Nepal, gante mula is known as red radish, but actually, it
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Skush,chayote
Skush, Chayote, binomial name Sechium Edule
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Tongbako bhada, tongba serving vessel
Tongko bhada, tonba serving vessel. Straw is called pipa. Basically made out of wood, bamboo and aluminum. A traditional alcoholic
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Mausami, orange
Mausami, orange botanical name Citrus sinensis In general life, oranges are called Suntala. But in fact, suntala are tangerines.
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Farshi, pumkin
Fasri, pakeko farsi, pumpkin. Famous cultivar of squash family, binomial name Cucurbita pepo.     More about pumpkin as reference –
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Daate okhar, English walnut
Daate okhar,soft shelled walnut, Persian walnut, English walnut. Binomial name Juglans regia.
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Hadey okhar, black walnut
Hadey okhar, hard shelled walnut, thick shelled walnut, eastern black walnuts. Binomial name Juglans nigra.
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Badam, peanuts
Badam, peanuts. Binomial name Arachis hypogaea L.
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Jangali katush, himalayan horse chestnuts
Jangali katush, thulo katush, himalayan horse chestnuts. Binomial name Aesculus indica.
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Katush, sweet chestnuts
Katush, sweet chestnuts. Binomial name Castanea sativa.
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Vui razma, pinto beans
Vui razma, pinto beans, red spotted beans. Binomial name Phaseolus vulgaris.
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Gahatko daal, Horse gram
Gahatko daal,horse gram, kulthi bean, hurali, Madras gram. Binomial name Macrotyloma uniflorum.
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Seto makai, white corn
Seto Makai, white corn. White corn is a member of the grass family Gramineae.
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Sukeko thulo kerau, dried big peas
Sukeko thulo kerau, dried big peas. Also called Mr big. binomial name Pisum Sativum.
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Masyang, rice beans
Masyang, rice beans. Binomial name Vigna umbellata
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Seto mula
Seto mula, white radish. family of Brassicaceae
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Moilee
Dried local Moilee fish.
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Palungo, spinach
Palungo, spinach. Binomial name Spinacia Oleracia
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Local rayoko saag, local broad mustard leaves.
Local rayoko saag, young broad mustard leaves. Binomial name Brassica Juneca
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Bok choy
Bok choy, Chinese cabbage. Nepali pronunciation pak choy. Binomial name Brassica rapa
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Ainselu
Ainselu, himalayan yellow raspberry. Binomial name Rubus ellipticus.
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Chutro
Chutro, Himalyan blue barberry. Binomial name Mahonia bealei.
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Muwa macha
Dried Muwa fish.
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Toda macha
Dried Toda fish.
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Dharane sidra
Dried dharane fish. A local small fish from eastern part of Nepal named Dharan.
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Jhinge macha
Jhinge Fish. Nepalese river prawns.
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Kuniya macha
Dried Kuniya or Naini fish.  
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Rani macha
Dried rani fish, also called kechari fish.
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Madali macha
Dried madali fish.
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Asala macha
Dried asala fish. This fish is also called cheluwa in terai region (flatlands).
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methi saag, fenugreek leaves
Methi saag, fenugreek leaves. Binomial name Trigonella Foenum
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Rahar ko daal, pigeon peas
Rahar ko daal, pigeon peas binomial name Cajanus cajan
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Laharey razma, red speckled kidney beans
Lahare razma, red speckled kidney beans. This beans needs support to grown on because their stems and grow long and
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musoor daal, red lentils
Musoor daal, yellow lentils.  Binomial name family Lens culinaris. Lentils are generally consumed as split or whole. The basic method
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Moong, mung beans
Moong, mung beans. binomial name Vigna radiata.
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seto bodi, black eyed peas
Seto bodi, black eyed peas. binomial name igna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata (L.) Walp.
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sukeko kerau, dried green peas
Sukeko kerau, dried whole green peas
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Khairo chana, bengal gram
Khairo chana, bengal gram. legume of the family Fabaceae.
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Barkauli, brocoli
Barkauli, brocoli. Binomial name Brassica Oleracea Var. Botrytis.
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Guliyo mula, beetroot
Guliyo mula, beetroot Binomial name Beta vulgaris subs. vulgaris
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carrot
  Gajar, Carrot binomial name Daucus carota subsp. sativus  
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Gyathcopi, kohlrabi
Gyathcopi, kohlrabi. Binomial name Brassica Oleracea.
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gagri
Gagri, a traditional vessel to store water in Nepalese households. Made of aluminum, copper, brass, or steel. Also made of
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khadkulo
Khadkulo! An authentic kitchen vessel mostly used for storing food and light cooking. Picture in collaboration with Sanzip Rai and
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Kabuli chana, Chickpeas
Kabuli Chana, Chickpeas. Legume of family Fabaceae.
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Sukeko bakkula, Dried fava beans
Sukeko bakkula. Dried fava beans or dried broad beans.
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Kaalo daal, whole lentils
Kaalo daal, whole black Lentils. Binomial name Vigna mungo.
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Sano kerau, field peas
Sano kerau, field peas. Family of species Pisum sativum.
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Khairo bhatmas, brown soybeans
Khairo bhatmas or thulo bhatmas, brown soybeans. Binomial name Glycine max.
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Rajma, red kidney beans
Rajma, red kidney beans. Family of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris).
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cherry tomatoes
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Avocado
Avocado tastes as fleshy, oily and creamy. Avocado has fairly consumed by Nepalese people recently. These days people have started
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Murali makai, pop corn
Murali makai, pop corn. Trinomial nameZ ea mays everta.
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kimbu
Nepalese wild kimbu
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kafal
Kafal, wild nepalese mulberry
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koiralo
koiralo
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Belchan or belchanda, Roselle
A wild hisbiscus flower found in besi.The word besi in the Nepali language means lowlands in the river basin. Tastes
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Farsiko munta, pumpkin vines
Farsiko Munta, Pumpkin vine and shoots   More about Farsiko munta as reference – http://bossnepal.com/cooking-pumpkin-vine/
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