Thursday, April 13, 2017

SPICES TRANSLATION FROM ENGLISH TO SWAHILI


Have you ever found a recipe from a cookbook only to find a spice you dont know? Most women in Tanzania find it difficult to get the names of spices translated to swahili. Since most cook books are in English ,knowing the names of these spices in swahili makes it easier for you to get the spices you are looking for.

English         Swahili
Black pepper    Pilipili manga
Cardamom        Iliki
Fennel seeds    Kisibiti
Cilantro        Majani ya giligilani
Cinnamon        Mdalasini
Cloves          Karafuu
Coriander seeds Giligilani /Kotimiri
Cumin           Binzari nyembamba
curry           Binzari
Ginger          Tangawizi
Lemon grass     Mchaichai
Nutmeg          Kungumanga
Saffron         Zafarani
Turmeric        Manjano

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