Friday, April 5, 2013

Vegetables of India (A-F)

Here's a list of vegetables in India: Some of these are leafy vegetables, and a select few are fruits that can be prepared as vegetables. Others might appear to be grains, like amaranth, but the leaves are actually quite popular as a fry. 

Betel leaf (Piper betle)

Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia)

Black nightshade (Solanum nigrum)

Bok choy (Brassica rapa sub. chinensis)

Bottle gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris)

Brinjal (Solanum melongena)

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis)

Broad beans (Vicia faba)

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. Italica)

Brussels Sprouts (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera)

Butternut Squash (Cucurbita moschata)

 Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var capitata)

(Capsicum annuum)

Carrot (Daucus carota)

Cassava / Tapioca (Manihot esculenta)

 Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var botrytis)
Cekur manis (Sauropus androgynus)
Celery (Apium graviolens)

Centella (Centella asiatica)

Chayote (Sechium edule)

Cluster Beans (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba)

Colocasia/Taro (Colocasia antiquorum/esculenta)

Corn (Zea mays)

Cowpea Pod (Vigna unguiculata/catjang)

Cucumber (Cucumis sativa)

Delhi Carrot (Daucus carota)

Dock Sorrel (Rumex vesicarius)

Double Beans/Fava (Faba vulgaris)

Drumstick (Moringa oleifera)

Elephant Foot Yam (Amorphophallus campanulatus)

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

Fetid Cassia (Cassia tora)

Field Bean (Dolichos lablab)

French Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)


  1. Nice but it would be nicer if you gave the names in Hindi and Gujarati

  2. Include Hindi names also. It will increase viewers.

  3. Just found your site. I'm looking for varieties of veggies I can plant in my subtropical garden, and this will be a big help. Thanks for the effort you put into this.

  4. Hi.. The effort you have put in making such a beautiful website with so much organised information is amazing. It is very much informative. Thank you.


  5. great,now I just need the health benefits of each plant, the mineral content etc and then recepies

  6. Was looking for locally grown vegetables to buy and eat..thanks for the list!

  7. was looking for local veggies. awesome n very informative site..