Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lists of most common fruits of Nepal (Nepali-English)

Lists of most common fruits of Nepal (Nepali-English)
(Phalphulharu)

Aanp - Mango
Ainselu - Raspberry (yellow, red, black)
Alubukhara - Plum
Amalaa  - Gooseberry
Ambaa or Ammaa - Guava
Anaar - Pomegrante
Angoor - Grape
Anjir - Fig
Aru – Peach
Bayar - Indian Plum, Chinese Date
Bel - Wood Apple
Bhuin Katahar – Pineapple
Bimiro – Citron
Chaaksi -  Mild Orange
Chutro – Barberry
Chinia Naspaati – Chinese Pear
Daakh – Grape
Daarim – Pomegranate
Haade Bayer - Bead Plum
Haade Okhar - Thick-shell black walnut
Haluaabed - Persimmon
Jaamun – Black Plum, Java Plum
Junaar - Junar Orange
Jyaamir - Lemon (very sour)
Kaathe Jyamir – Rough Lemon – (Citrus jambhiri)
Kaalo Jyamir – Rough Lemon (Chook-amilo Lemon)
Kaagati - Lime - (green)
Kera - Banana
Khajoor - Date
Kharbooza - Musk Melon
Khurpaani - Apricot
Kimbu - Mulberry (black, red)
Lichi - Lichee Fruit
Maushambi - Orange (sweet)
Mayal - Wild Pear
Muntalaa – Kumquat
Nariwal - Coconut
Nashpaati - Pear
Nibua  - Lemon (yellow)
Paiyun - Cherry
Papitaa or Mewaa - Papaya
Ram Phal – Custard Apple
Rukh Kathar - Jack Fruit
Sati Bayar – Pleasantly sour-sweet fruit (Nepal sumac)
Sariphaa - Custard Apple or Sugar Apple
Shayau - Apple
Suntalaa - Tangerine
Tarbooza - Watermelon  

A Visual Guide to Fruits of Nepal - (English-Nepali with Images)  -  (Part 1 of 3)
A Visual Guide to Fruits of Nepal - (English-Nepali with Images)  -  (Part 2 of 3)
A Visual Guide to Fruits of Nepal - (English-Nepali with Images)  -  (Part 3 of 3)

Lichi Fruit - (Lichee)
A Nepali road side vendor prepares to sell her freshly picked lichee fruit.
Lemon (Nibuwa)
Pear (Nashpaati
Colorful fruits and vegetable market - fresh starts here! 
Something for everyone!
Pummelo or Pomelo - (Bhogate)
Pomegranate - (Anaar or Darim)
Close up view of Pomegranate - (Anaar or Darim)
Persimmon Tree and Fruits - (Haulabed Rukh ma Phaleko)
 Persimmon - (Haluabed)
Custard Apples - (Sarifa)





Selling freshly peeled papaya and pineapple in front of Ratna Park area of Kathmandu.
A street vendor selling the most delicious "Pokhara ko suntala"  (loose-skin tangerine-mandarins) from Pokhara.  So sweet and flavorful and easy to peel and split into segments.
A road-side vendor attends to a clients and counts her change.
Fresh tangerine for sale
A Suntala (orange) vendor waits for customers at a busy intersection.
Guava - (Ambaa or Ammaa) 
Gooseberry, the medicinal fruit - (Amalaa)
A woman sells freshly picked Thulo Amalaa (Indian Gooseberry) at a corner of a busy Kathmandu market.
Indian Gooseberry on tree (Amala ko Rukh)
Chinese Date or Indian Plum (Bayar) - The fruit is sour when immature, but very sweet and flavorful when ripe.  Botanical name - Zigyphus maurititiana Lamk (source: An introduction to Nepalese Food Plants).

Bimiro - Citron
 Indian Gooseberry - (Amalaa),  Red Bayar and Sati Bayar in the back – Pleasantly sour-sweet tiny fruit.
Banana - (Nepali Kera)
A fresh fruit seller is waiting for customers in a busy open market - fresh watermelon and papaya.
Photo of a busy vegetable market during festival season.
Taking a picture of two women selling Peanuts (Badaam) in a popular tourist area near Basantapur, Kathmandu.

Why two pictures of the peanut vendors?  They were not happy with my previous shot, so they made me take another photo......look at them posing!!!!
The two ladies again requested me to take a close-up picture of their local peanut.
Jack Fruit - (Rukh Kathar)
Grapes - (Angoor, Daakh) 

A Visual Guide to Fruits of Nepal - (English-Nepali with Images)  -  (Part 1 of 3)
A Visual Guide to Fruits of Nepal - (English-Nepali with Images)  -  (Part 2 of 3)
A Visual Guide to Fruits of Nepal - (English-Nepali with Images)  -  (Part 3 of 3)


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63 comments:

  1. Great work. Thank you for this information.

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  2. very informative blog on Nepal... thanks a lot for all the info! i m visiting Kathmandu soon

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    1. Hi Anusha:
      Thank you for visiting the "Taste of Nepal" blog and taking time to go through my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I really appreciate it. Welcome to Kathmandu and wishing you a great stay here.... jyoti

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  3. This blog is very interesting information to translate Nepali fruit name to English... i appreciate your work ... thanks.. Janak

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    1. Hi Janak
      I am so delighted that you came across my blog and found it interesting. All I am trying to do is to introduce Nepal's culinary heritage. Please accept my Namaskar and good wishes, Jyoti

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  4. great photos....hailing from India, I know most of these fruits...loved watching them..

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    1. Hi Seema I am delighted that you came across my blog - thank you for liking my pictures. Please keep checking regularly for my new postings.

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  5. Good blogpost. What is SANKATRO in English? Really difficult to find them these days in Nepal but they make really good "pachak".

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    1. Hi Lochan - Thank you for writing. Sankatro is dried lemon chews - they are prepared from Nepali lemons, we call it nibuwa. Sankatro is used as a home remedy to aid digestion and to cure stomach disorders and nausea. They are slowly chewed any time of the day or after meals.

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  6. Awesome blog. Really appreciate it Ma'am :)

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  7. Hey i just stop by your site seeing an wonderful article.. i was searching for indigenous fruits of Nepal for my horticulture assignment and it helped me .. Thanks..Keep on updating such articles..

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    1. Thank you Maddy...sending you warm wishes!

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  8. What's Happening i'm new to this, I stumbled upon
    this I've discovered It positively helpful and it has helped me out loads. I am hoping to give a contribution & aid different customers like its helped me. Good job.

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    1. Thank you for commenting - glad you like my blog Sanjok Poudel!

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  10. great achievement, mostly helpful for horticulturist and also for foreigner. It will be more appropriate, if scientific name of fruits also included with along with the fruits name

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    1. Yes Nawraj Gurung, very interesting observation! Appreciate you stopping by... I will try to work on scientific names of the fruits and vegetables! Great suggestion...Namaskar!

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  11. I need Khurpani (Apricot) or it's Seeds. Can anyone suggest me the place where I can find that.

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    1. Can my blog readers help here! I have no idea where to find Apricot seeds! Good luck!

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  12. I also found Tamarillos in the Pokhara mountain valleys, and on the market of Kathmandou, as well as goyavas.

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    1. Thanks Ebubu for commenting.....and thank you for giving the information about Tamarillos and Guavas.

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  13. great compilation very informative

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  14. hi miss/madam Jyoti pathak, i sincerely visited your posts and read some very well. u have quite a good knowledge on various fruits,vegetables, baries n other Nepali cusins. i m in search of some of ur knowledge n informations on some fruits of Nepal medicinally important but not well renouned or famous in the comunity. we may have heard about it or tested it or even liked it but not its benefits n mode of use. so could you be able to help me out with my upcoming research work in one of the fruits of baries category i.e. sati bayer. i would be great ful to you if you would provide some reliable information important in my research work. i would be waiting to hearing from you. my email address is-
    bibek.khatiwada1234@gmail.com Do reply me, plz

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    1. Namaskar Bibek - Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment....and great to know you found my post helpful......about Sati Bayar (सति बयर) - below is the summary only, for more content, photographs, information, and more on Nepal Medicinal Plants, you will probably have to do more research -

      Common Name: Nepal Sumac, Nepali Sati Bayar, Satbesi (Newari), Satibro (Tamang)
      Bot. name: Rhus parviflora Roxb
      Family: Anacardiaceae
      Small shrubby plant with aromatic foliage
      The fruit is round and reddish brown when ripe - eaten usually after removing the husk
      - source - "An introduction to Nepalese Food Plants" by P. P. Regmi

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  15. It a great work. I am outside Nepal and I was asked by collegues to do a presentation about fruits available in Nepal. This was a great help for me!
    thanks alot

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  16. may you please post some photos of anjir (figs) please? I don't know if it is available in our market or not.

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    1. Appreciate your comment! I have captured several pictures of figs (anjeer) growing in Nepal. I will be posting the picture in the second part of "The Lists of Most Common Fruits of Nepal".

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  17. Wonderful Job Jyoti. Keep it up!
    Narayan

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  18. please tell me the nepali name of goji berry

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    1. ...I have been searching the Nepali or local name of Himalayan Goji berries for a while, but no luck. Can any of my blog readers help me - these berries are growing wild in which part of Nepal?

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  19. Wow. Most of those are familiar to me. I would feel at home.
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  20. What is the English word for 'Khaniun'?

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    1. Thank you for identifying this fruit.... some kind of wild fig - Khanyu (खन्यु), Timilo, Nivara, Dumri, Gular (Hind) - Ficus auriculata - please ck my Facebook page, "Taste of Nepal" for pictures...

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  21. Its been so sweet 2 read bout the mother nature d'lites, its so full of smiles & sweetness, i miss ma naturly Nepal*

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    1. Thanks! Please keep checking my new posting...

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  22. Thanks for the information...but m looking for damaura.. I dont know the english name...plz send me the photos of this fruits.my mail id is karkiandfriends@gmail.com ...i only know that it found in forest.. At 60 feet above on trees...

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    1. Thank you for writing....I am sorry I do not know anything about "damaura fruit".

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  23. Ooh so nice blog. Fruits Images are specially I appreciate. All of these fruits are my most favorite. You touched my heart with these fruits Images. God bless you. Thanks. For baby names in Nepal origin, please recommend BabyNamesCube.com
    http://www.babynamescube.com/nepali-baby-names

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  25. Hi ! Do you know what is "KARUNA" called in english ?

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  26. thanks..plz do list the rare herbs,cereals and vegetables only found in nepal.We nepalese need a revolution in our dieting habits...There are so many unique nepali nutritious food practices which has to be included as daily staples just like okinawan way of life longetivity..We also can nationalized our revolutionary diet..

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  27. Hi, I really hope you still get these notification. I have a friend who grew up in Nepal and for his birthday I wanted to get him the type of mango he would eat locally there (he always comments on how the mangos there taste better). I was hoping you might know what the name is of the type of mango he is talking about. He is from Kathmandu, Nepal ( I believe that is how you spell it), he said it's around the middle of Nepal as a whole.

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  28. Plz तिंजु (तिदु) को अंग्रेजी नाम के हो त्यो पनि थाहा पाउन पाए राम्रो हुन्थ्याे ।

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  29. Thanks a lot. I am visiting soon there. Any idea of season fruit in March ?

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    1. Hi Ferhat Sirin

      Thank you for visiting my blog. Most common fruits available during mid February - mid April & May....they are guava, pomegranate, custard apple, papaya, Asian pear, raw mangoes, pineapple, strawberries and jack fruits....

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  30. whats japanese cherry called in nepali? (the one that gives typical cherry blossom)

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  31. Very much helpful and informative blog. Thank you for all this compilation.

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  32. awesome! very useful information. great job.

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