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Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:02 pm
by DC_20833
This will be my FINAL update for the Spice List. I hope that somebody will take on the task of updating the whole list as more corrections and additions are posted within this thread. You have my approval to do so.

SPICE LIST
ENGLISH / SPANISH

Allspice / Pimienta De Jamaica
Anise / Anís
Basil / Albahaca
A Bayleaf / Una Hoja De Laurel
Borage / Borraja
Caraway / Alcaravea
Cardamom / Cardamomo
Cayenne Pepper / Pimienta De Cayena
Chervil / Perifollo
Chili / Chile or Aji
Chives / Cebollinos or Cebolla China
Cinnamon / Canela
Cloves / Clavo or Clavo de Oro updated 01/29/13
Coriander / Cilantro, Coriandro, Culantro
Cumin / Comino
Curry / Curry
Dill / Eneldo
Espazote / Paico
Fennel / Hinojo
Fenugreek / Fenogreco, Alholva
Fines Herbes / Finas Hierbas
Garlic / Ajo
Ginger / Kion updated 01/29/13
Juniper / Enebro
Lemon Balm / Melisa
Lemon Grass / Limoncillo
Mace / Macis, Macia
Marjoram / Mejorana
Mint / Menta
Mustard / Mostaza
Nutmeg / Nuez Moscada
Oregano / Orégano
Paprika / Pimentón Dulce, Paprika
Parsley / Perejil
Pepper / Pimienta
Peppermint / Hierbabuena
Pink Red Pepper Corns/Molle updated 01/29/13
Poppy Seeds / Semillas De Amapola
Rosemary / Romero
Saffron / Azafrán
Sage / Salvia
Sesame/Anjonjolí updated 01/29/13
Savory / Ajedrea
Thyme / Tomillo
Tumeric/Cúrcuma updated 01/29/13

SPICE TERMS

Corns / Granos
Ground / Molido
Powder /Polvo
Seeds / Semillas
Whole / Entero
Leaf / Hoja

Updated 06/07/2014.

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:16 pm
by amylimena
Super helpful, thanks!!!

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:18 pm
by chuck
Top work, thanks.

Coriander is also 'Culantro'

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:23 pm
by sbaustin
chuck wrote:Top work, thanks.

Coriander is also 'Culantro'


I've always seen it as culantro in Peru. In TX it isn't coriander but cilantro.. Funny world.

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:14 pm
by zepol96
Just recently I got into a friendly argument with the produce mgr at a grocery store in S Florida. I came across a bunch of wide/long green leaves tagged as CULANTRO. I said to the manager that I knew culantro and that bunch was no culantro, I also said culantro was also known as cilantro. The guy was polite and in no uncertain terms went on to explain and showed me that culantro and cilantro are two different items. I went home pleased that at my age I had learned something new. I grew up in Peru calling CULANTRO to something that is known as CILANTRO in the US and Central America. I dunno where the mixed up happened.

http://homecooking.about.com/od/cooking ... lantro.htm

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:22 pm
by rgbjr
I need HELP I like to bake BUT I need to know when to use Flour prepared and flower sin prepared. Could someone please help me out. So far I have been using sin prepared for pizza, corn cake. Flour prepared for cake what else info can you offer.
What flour do I use for bread. Anyone know where I can find RYE flour and WHOLE WHEAT flour.
How come when I use what they call intergral flour it turns out light not dark like when you buy something in a store? ANY IDEAS.
Thank You
Bobby :D

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:09 am
by chi chi
Very interesting list. Thank you.

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:19 am
by DC_20833
chuck wrote:Top work, thanks.

Coriander is also 'Culantro'


I added it and thanks.

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:21 pm
by Kelly
Thyme is tomillo.
Leeks are poro. (not technically a spice, i guess, but they are used to flavor food :) )

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:37 am
by h2olilly
Mixed spice?
Anyone seen this here, or know what to substitute it with?

Thanks foor the list - v useful

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:20 pm
by americorps
This is great, thanks.

We did this about a year or so ago and had some more cooking terms as well, but I can not seem to find the conversation in the search.

Can anyone find that link to add it here?

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:16 pm
by DC_20833
Thyme has been added and I also want to thank all of you for your feedback on this. I will be adding Leeks when I do a vegetable and fruit list. While not actually considered a spice I do use it for flavoring and also in my Chinese Stir Fry instead of Green Onions.

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:48 am
by DC_20833
1 item added to the list see highlighted text. Leaf / Hoja

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:46 pm
by panc.jefe
A couple of additions:
Tumeric = cúrcuma
Sesame = anjonjolí
Ginger is frequently seen as Kion instead of Jengibre (though I grew up calling it jengibre)
Clove can be Clavo or Clavo de Oro (to distinguish it from a nail)
Pink/red peppercorns - Molle. Molle trees are very common on the coast, but the seeds today are not used much. They are delicious ground up and used to spice meats, pasta, rice, whatever.
Chile/chile is aji and there are [u]many[u] varieties.
Aji Panca is the dried red chile that you can sometimes get in powdered or paste form
Most common Chiles in the markets:
Aji Amarillo, the long orange chile. If you cut out the seeds and veins it tends to be relatively mild
Rocoto: round, dark red, like a compact sweet red pepper, but much hotter. They vary in heat, avoid seeds and veins
Arnaucho: small peppers, yellow, purple, red, with a distinctive flavor, tend to be the hottest that are commonly found in markets. Often an ingredient in Ceviche.
Pipi de Mono, or monkey's penis, can be found occasionally. They are tiny, deep purple to red, and hotter than hell. They get their delightful name from their diminutive size and shape.
I've discovered that there are bottled versions of salsas made from these and other chiles now in most of the markets.
The Azafrán I have found here bears very little resemblance to real saffron.
The ladies selling blended spices in the markets all have their own mixes and will tell you many ways to use each. I find that if you fry them up before using, they are quite safe and tasty.
Huacatay is an herb that is commonly used to give the distinctive flavor in a Pachamanca. It belongs to the Asteracea family, and has no English equivalent, that I know of.
It is all great fun exploring.

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:40 pm
by simonmac
Anyone in Trujillo found a place to buy cardamon pods ? How about in Lima ?

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:39 pm
by panc.jefe
I have never seen cardamom pods in Lima, even at the Surquillo Market. I bring mine from the US.

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:09 pm
by DC_20833
This will be my FINAL update for the Spice List. I hope that somebody will take on the task of updating the whole list as more corrections and additions are posted within this thread. You have my approval to do so.

ENGLISH / SPANISH

Allspice / Pimienta De Jamaica
Anise / Anís
Basil / Albahaca
A Bayleaf / Una Hoja De Laurel
Borage / Borraja
Caraway / Alcaravea
Cardamom / Cardamomo
Cayenne Pepper / Pimienta De Cayena
Chervil / Perifollo
Chili / Chile or Aji
Chives / Cebollinos or Cebolla China
Cinnamon / Canela
Cloves / Clavo or Clavo de Oro updated 01/29/13
Coriander / Cilantro, Coriandro, Culantro
Cumin / Comino
Curry / Curry
Dill / Eneldo
Espazote / Paico
Fennel / Hinojo
Fenugreek / Fenogreco, Alholva
Fines Herbes / Finas Hierbas
Garlic / Ajo
Ginger / Kion updated 01/29/13
Juniper / Enebro
Lemon Balm / Melisa
Lemon Grass / Limoncillo
Mace / Macis, Macia
Marjoram / Mejorana
Mint / Menta
Mustard / Mostaza
Nutmeg / Nuez Moscada
Oregano / Orégano
Paprika / Pimentón Dulce, Paprika
Parsley / Perejil
Pepper / Pimienta
Peppermint / Hierbabuena
Pink Red Pepper Corns/Molle updated 01/29/13
Poppy Seeds / Semillas De Amapola
Rosemary / Romero
Saffron / Azafrán
Sage / Salvia
Sesame/Anjonjolí updated 01/29/13
Savory / Ajedrea
Thyme / Tomillo
Tumeric/Cúrcuma updated 01/29/13

SPICE TERMS

Corns / Granos
Ground / Molido
Powder /Polvo
Seeds / Semillas
Whole / Entero
Leaf / Hoja

Updated 06/07/2014.

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:16 am
by victmanu
correction
peruvian translation
chili is called aji
chive is called cebolla china
sesame is called ajonjoli
ginger is called kion
addition
epazote is paico
corn is called choclo

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:36 am
by victmanu
I have seen cardamom in Lima s chinatown

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:00 pm
by Gisele
Cloves are clavos de olor, not oro... :-)

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 4:58 pm
by DC_20833
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Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 1:04 pm
by argidd
Hi Jim

In Peru Lemongrass is hierba luisa.
And and addition... Citronella is Toronjil (excellent to repel mosquitoes!)

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:50 am
by DC_20833
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Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:08 am
by chi chi
argidd wrote:Hi Jim

In Peru Lemongrass is hierba luisa.
And and addition... Citronella is Toronjil (excellent to repel mosquitoes!)


Is Jim giving false and wrong information again?

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:55 am
by ironchefchris
chi chi wrote:
argidd wrote:Hi Jim

In Peru Lemongrass is hierba luisa.
And and addition... Citronella is Toronjil (excellent to repel mosquitoes!)


Is Jim giving false and wrong information again?


I think there's a difference between making an honest mistake where one is willing to correct and/or update their information and telling an outright falsehood, spreading lies, etc. where one is unwilling to correct their misinformation or even acknowledge the evidence put before them. For instance, we've yet to hear anymore about the 7 year old hit men. No links to credible media backing up this, or many other stories. No photos of a "so clean and safe" Mexico City, etc..

Re: Spice List English/Spanis

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:17 pm
by DC_20833
This will be my FINAL update for the Spice List. I hope that somebody will take on the task of updating the whole list as more corrections and additions are posted within this thread. You have my approval to do so.

ENGLISH / SPANISH

Allspice / Pimienta De Jamaica
Anise / Anís
Basil / Albahaca
A Bayleaf / Una Hoja De Laurel
Borage / Borraja
Caraway / Alcaravea
Cardamom / Cardamomo
Cayenne Pepper / Pimienta De Cayena
Chervil / Perifollo
Chili / Chile or Aji
Chives / Cebollinos or Cebolla China
Cinnamon / Canela
Cloves / Clavo or Clavo de Oro updated 01/29/13
Coriander / Cilantro, Coriandro, Culantro
Cumin / Comino
Curry / Curry
Dill / Eneldo
Espazote / Paico
Fennel / Hinojo
Fenugreek / Fenogreco, Alholva
Fines Herbes / Finas Hierbas
Garlic / Ajo
Ginger / Kion updated 01/29/13
Juniper / Enebro
Lemon Balm / Melisa
Lemon Grass / Limoncillo
Mace / Macis, Macia
Marjoram / Mejorana
Mint / Menta
Mustard / Mostaza
Nutmeg / Nuez Moscada
Oregano / Orégano
Paprika / Pimentón Dulce, Paprika
Parsley / Perejil
Pepper / Pimienta
Peppermint / Hierbabuena
Pink Red Pepper Corns/Molle updated 01/29/13
Poppy Seeds / Semillas De Amapola
Rosemary / Romero
Saffron / Azafrán
Sage / Salvia
Sesame/Anjonjolí updated 01/29/13
Savory / Ajedrea
Thyme / Tomillo
Tumeric/Cúrcuma updated 01/29/13

SPICE TERMS

Corns / Granos
Ground / Molido
Powder /Polvo
Seeds / Semillas
Whole / Entero
Leaf / Hoja

Updated 06/07/2014.

New Updated List

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:23 pm
by DC_20833
Please refer to the post on June 7, 2014 by me, Thanks everybody.

Re: Spice List English/Spanis

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:56 pm
by chi chi
DC_20833 wrote:INTERNET TROLL - is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting INFLAMATORY, extraneous, or OFF-TOPIC messages in an online community with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.


Are you describing yourself?

Many of my friends here are fed up with you. They told me to ignore you but I am a nice person and I feel sorry for you.

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:40 pm
by ironchefchris
I think a lot of people are fed up with the blatant lies and false information you state on an almost daily basis. What's the purpose? Is it just to get attention? To keep the pot stirred and provoke emotional responses out of other members? Do you get a kick out of people having to correct your obvious falsehoods or what could be considered lies? Is your self opinion so low that it doesn't bother you that you're considered to be the member with the absolute lowest credibility? What's wrong with posting accurate, fact based posts? Do you have something against actually helping out fellow expats by providing accurate information? You seem like a smart guy, so why do you post such nonsense? Why are you unwilling or unable the majority of time to provide a source to prove or give any credibility to what you say? Why can't you even address the fact that people are calling you out on your falsehoods? People have differences of opinion, which is fine and makes conversation interesting, but there's a difference between expressing an opinion differing from someone else's and telling outright lies and spreading misinformation (that people new to Peru or thinking of moving here might take seriously as fact, not knowing any better or your reputation for low credibility). Did you not get enough attention as a child and are making up for it now?

Some of your stories are entertaining though. Whenever you mention your story of S/. 150 hitmen I picture a Peruvian 7 year old Joe Pesci saying "Who the [email protected]# cares? I'll dig the [email protected]#in' hole, I don't give a [email protected]#! What is it, the first hole I dug? First time I dug a hole, I'll dig a [email protected]#in' hole. Well, where are the shovels?" in the desert outside of Lima, wondering how he and the body of his victim even got out there in the first place. Funny stuff.

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:59 am
by DC_20833
This will be my FINAL update for the Spice List. I hope that somebody will take on the task of updating the whole list as more corrections and additions are posted within this thread. You have my approval to do so.

ENGLISH / SPANISH

Allspice / Pimienta De Jamaica
Anise / Anís
Basil / Albahaca
A Bayleaf / Una Hoja De Laurel
Borage / Borraja
Caraway / Alcaravea
Cardamom / Cardamomo
Cayenne Pepper / Pimienta De Cayena
Chervil / Perifollo
Chili / Chile or Aji
Chives / Cebollinos or Cebolla China
Cinnamon / Canela
Cloves / Clavo or Clavo de Oro
Coriander / Cilantro, Coriandro, Culantro
Cumin / Comino
Curry / Curry
Dill / Eneldo
Espazote / Paico
Fennel / Hinojo
Fenugreek / Fenogreco, Alholva
Fines Herbes / Finas Hierbas
Garlic / Ajo
Ginger / Kion
Juniper / Enebro
Lemon Balm / Melisa
Lemon Grass / Limoncillo
Mace / Macis, Macia
Marjoram / Mejorana
Mint / Menta
Mustard / Mostaza
Nutmeg / Nuez Moscada
Oregano / Orégano
Paprika / Pimentón Dulce, Paprika
Parsley / Perejil
Pepper / Pimienta
Peppermint / Hierbabuena
Pink Red Pepper Corns/Molle
Poppy Seeds / Semillas De Amapola
Rosemary / Romero
Saffron / Azafrán
Sage / Salvia
Sesame/Anjonjolí
Savory / Ajedrea
Thyme / Tomillo
Tumeric/Cúrcuma

SPICE TERMS

Corns / Granos
Ground / Molido
Powder /Polvo
Seeds / Semillas
Whole / Entero
Leaf / Hoja

Updated 06/07/2014.

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:03 pm
by chi chi
DC_20833 wrote:I share the blame for this topic going off topic and fell into chi chi`s trap. I would ask that everybody ignore his off topic comments and PM Alan or the other Monitors asking that his off topic comments be removed from this site at the very least and/or he be suspended or banned. Thanks, everybody for your multiple corrections, and additions in this thread and please remain on topic here.


We allready did and some of YOUR comments and a topic has been removed.

I have been giving here great advice to people about finding reasonably priced accomodation, where to shop for products and how to save a lot of money on travelling. Including on how easily to save up to 75% on international airfares with TACA/AVIANCA.

Several people here on expatperu, I met in person and are good friends.

I never suggested people to spend a lot of money at a lawyer if they are missing a key worth 2 soles and never promoted ridiculously overpriced hostels like the Marriot Marquis or a cruise that even doesn't have a port of call in Peru.

You just started up 2 new topics that are interesting about Why in Peru and the Thanksgiving party. Stick to that and keep up the good work.

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:26 am
by ChefMomentum
Hi all,

I'm planning to move to Lima next June (2016) and open a restaurant. I'm sure I'll be able to cook with whatever I can find, but it would be nice to know: how easy is it to find all of these spices in Lima, how expensive are they, can I ship them from the US and are there any taxes/fees involved in doing so?

Any info would be helpful, thanks.

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:38 am
by caliguy
ChefMomentum wrote:Hi all,

I'm planning to move to Lima next June (2016) and open a restaurant. I'm sure I'll be able to cook with whatever I can find, but it would be nice to know: how easy is it to find all of these spices in Lima, how expensive are they, can I ship them from the US and are there any taxes/fees involved in doing so?

Any info would be helpful, thanks.

you can find most spices fairly easy and inexpensive here. the ones that are imported though are more costly. what type restaurant are you planning?

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:54 pm
by asgp
ChefMomentum wrote:Hi all,

I'm planning to move to Lima next June (2016) and open a restaurant. I'm sure I'll be able to cook with whatever I can find, but it would be nice to know: how easy is it to find all of these spices in Lima, how expensive are they, can I ship them from the US and are there any taxes/fees involved in doing so?

Any info would be helpful, thanks.


They are everywhere, from tiny street markets to supermarkets and hipermarkets, there are many local brands, organic artesanal ones too, also Badia brand wich is very well know in the world. We also have Makro stores here where you can find cooking ware and gastronomic ingredients.

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:15 pm
by asgp
My contribution:

- Turmeric Powder: Palillo
- Annatto (seed or powder): Achiote (polvo de achiote for anatto powder)

:D

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:39 pm
by DC_20833
Any more updates to this list?

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:16 pm
by SilverbackPeru
Is it possible to get Garam Masala in Lima?