Sinhala Common name Alternative name(s) Botanical name
       
Arthapal Potato   Solanum tuberosum
asamodagam Carom seed.  mistakenly as "bishop's weed". Trachyspermum copticum
Bandakka Okra Lady's finger Abelmoschus esculentus
Bathala Sweet Potato   Ipomoca batata
Carrot Carrot   Daucus carota sativus
Diya labu Bottle Gourd/Calabash    
Enasal;  Ensal Cardamom;  Green   Amomum cardamomum
Gammiris Black Pepper; Black peppercorn   Piper nigrum
Goraka Kokum Wild mangosteen; red mango Garcinia indica
Gova Cabbage   Brassica oleracea Linne capita (many cultivars)
Inguru Ginger Ginger root; Zingiber officinale
Kadala Garbanzo Beans Chick Pea; Bengal Gram Cicer arietinum
Kadala Piti Gram flour Chickpea flour; garbanzo flour; besan Cicer arietinum
kadju cashew   Anacardium occidentale
Kaha Turmeric   Curcuma longa
kahpiri dehi, odu dehi, kudala-dehi kaffir lime limau purut Citrus x hystrix,
karabu nati Cloves   Syzygium aromaticum
Karapincha; kurundu Curry Leaf Sweet Neem leaves Murraya koenigii
Karawila bitter melon  bitter gourd Momordica charantia
Kesel Plantain   Musa paradisiaca
Kos Jackfruit   Artocarpus heterophyllus
kurundu Cassia. Substitution: Cinnamon (i) Vietnamese cinnamon (contains a little toxic coumarin) Cinnamomum aromaticum
Luunu Onion   Allium cepa
Mal Gova Cauliflower   Brassica oleracea
Malu Miris Capsicum Bell Pepper Capsicum annum; C. chinense; C. frutescens; C. baccatum; C. pubescens
Miris Celery  celeriac Apium graveolens
Mung Red Lentils    
Murunga Drumstick   Moringa oleifera
Niwithi Spinach   Spinacia oleracea
Nokool Kohlrabi/German Turnip   Brassica oleracea Gongylodes Group
Parippu Pulses/Lentils    
Pathola Snake Gourd   Trichosanthes cucumerina
Pipigngna Cucumber   Cucumis sp.
Puhul Ash gourd winter melon; white gourd; wax gourd Benincasa hispida
Rata Kaju Peanut/Groundnut   Arachis hypogea
Rathu miris;  Miris Green Chillie;  fresh    Genus: Capsicum  Family: Solanaceae
Siyambala Tamarind.   Tamarindus indicus
Sudu Luunu Garlic Stinking Rose; Allium sativum
Thakkaali Tomato   Solanum lycopersicum
Uluhaal Fenugreek leaves;  fresh    Trigonella foenum-graecum
Uluhaal Fenugreek seed   Trigonella foenum-graecum
Undu Black Lentil (whole)/White Lentil (dehusked) urad dal;  udad dal;  urd bean;  urd;  urid;  black matpe bean;  black gram;  black lentil Vigna mungo
Wambatu Aubergine (an abundance of cultivars) eggplant; brinjal Solanum melongena
Wattakka Pumpkin   Cucurbita pepo
Wetakolu Ridge gourd   Luffa acutangula

 

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