Kitchen by TILAH

Spices & Herbs

Hello Cooks!  I dedicate this page to all cooking beginners and amateurs who have just got acquaintaned with cooking.  When I was a beginner myself, I had to make sure that I know the names of spices and herbs mentioned in the various recipes.  It makes grocery shopping and cooking much more easier.  So if any of you need some reference to the recipes in this blog, you can always hop on this page for a better picture! 

As much as I can, I will gradually update and add to the collection of spices and herbs list on this page including their names in English and Malay.  So in the meantime, I hope what is available here is of help.



English: Cinnamon / Malay: Kayu Manis


English: Clove / Malay: Bunga Cengkih


English: Cardamom / Malay: Buah Pelaga


English: Star Anise / Malay: Bunga Lawang


English: Fish or Seafood Seasoning Spice / Malay: Halba Campur or Rempah Tumis Ikan


English: Coriander Seeds / Malay: Ketumbar


English: Fennel Seeds / Malay: Jintan Halus or Jintan Manis


English: Cumin Seeds / Malay: Jintan Kasar or Jintan Putih


English: Bay Laurel / Bay Leaf / Malay: Daun Salam
(used mostly in Mediterranean or Italian cooking)

Comments

Anonymous said…
Thank you for the information it really helpful
hla_khine2002 said…
Thanks for the information with beautiful pictures
Unknown said…
Thank you much !
Unknown said…
Thank you much
Paulin Wong said…
Really helpful. Thanks!!
Anne Anantom said…
Thank you so much for this quick and useful reference.
AnakPerlisLaki said…
Now i knew how to make Green Fairies a.k.a Absinthe..lol..tenkiu my dear makcik tilah..haha
bunga lawang + batang pokok jintan halus + wormwood(artemesia)yg ni aku xtau nk sebut nama apa..tapi dpt knal pasti pokok mcm mana n bunga kaler kuning mcm pokok raja ulam ...nyummy sedapnyta..oghang perancis kata..comment agréable..hahaha
Anonymous said…
Now i knew how to make Green Fairies a.k.a Absinthe..lol..tenkiu my dear makcik tilah..haha
bunga lawang + batang pokok jintan halus + wormwood(artemesia)yg ni aku xtau nk sebut nama apa..tapi dpt knal pasti pokok mcm mana n bunga kaler kuning mcm pokok raja ulam ...nyummy sedapnyta..oghang perancis kata..comment agréable..hahaha
Rinda said…
Thank you very much! i will try this recipe. tetapi saya perlu banyak masa membaca sebab anda guna english.. huhuhuhu
calvinewers said…
Great recipes u have.Nice collection. keep it up Gewürze
Anonymous said…
Thank you for sharing! May I know what does Carom seed/Ajwain seed called in Malay? Tried to search local sundry shop ie Mydin/99 Speedmart but it's not available :( - Denise
Tilah Maricar said…
Hi Denise,

Carom seeds is called Biji Karom in Malay but it is more commonly used in Indian cooking therefore most Malays would not know it. Ypu should be able to buy it from most Indian grocery stores. It is known as Ajwain in Hindi or Oomam.in Tamil. Hope this helps.

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