Food in Hindi

In this free lesson we’re going to introduce you to a collection of vocabulary related to different kinds of food and drinks.

It’s important to know some basic vocabulary for food when traveling in Hindi. You’ll find it handy when going out to eat or when shopping for food in a market.

You'll be a master of food in Hindi after this lesson!

Pronouncing food in Hindi

नाश्ता

nāśtā

Breakfast

दोपहर का खाना

dopahara kā khānā

Lunch

रात का खाना

rāta kā khānā

Dinner

सैंडविच

sainḍavica

Sandwich

ब्रेड/रोटी

brēḍa/rōṭī

Bread

दूध

dūdha

Milk

चावल

cāvala

Rice

गोश्त

gośta

Meat

फल

phala

Fruit

केला

kelā

Banana

आम

āma

Mango

सब्जियां

sabjiyāṃ

Vegetables

आलू

ālū

Potato

सलाद

salāda

Salad

टमाटर

ṭamāṭara

Tomato

Here are some more words related to food:

कॉफी शॉप / कॉफी की दूकान

kāphī śāpa / kāphī kī dūkāna

Coffee shop

रेस्टोरेंट

resṭorenṭa

Restaurant

कैफ़े

kaipha़e

Cafe

खाना

khānā

Meal

चाय

cāya

Tea

कॉफी

kāphī

Coffee

Here I think it's important to give you a quick explanation of the words: fork and knife.

The literal translation of the word fork is “Kāṇṭā aura Śūla” in Hindi. This translation is not suitable for talking about eating accessories. Also the literal translation for “knife” is “Cākū”. So, if you use Kāṇṭā  aura Cākū” for knife and fork, you will be understood, though the expression sounds a bit weird. 

Normally, Indians eat with their right hand and only “upper class society” use a knife and fork for daily meals.

Describing Food

The following words will be useful for expressing your appreciation of food, and also for identifying the style in which it is cooked when reading a menu.

मज़ेदार

maja़edāra

Delicious

कच्चा

kaccā

Raw

पक्का

pakkā

Ripe

ग्रिल किया हुआ

grila kiyā huā

Grilled

तला हुआ

talā huā

Fried

उबला हुआ

ubalā huā

Boiled

For more lessons on Hindi vocabulary I recommend these!

फिर मिलेंगे ।
Phir Milengae,

Nikita Sharma
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