Punjabi/Vocabulary/Vegetables

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ਸਬਜੀਆਂ - Vegetables[edit]

ਗੋਭੀ - Cauliflower

Vegetables, called ਸਬਜੀਆਂ in Punjabi, are an essential part of a Punjabi meal. Here are common vegetables of Punjab.

  1. ਗੋਭੀ = cauliflower
  2. ਆਲੂ = potato
  3. ਬੈਂਗਣ = brinjal/eggplant
  4. ਭਿੰਡੀ = okra/ladies finger
  5. ਮਟਰ = peas
  6. ਘੀਆ = gourd
  7. ਕਰੇਲਾ = bitter gourd
  8. ਪਿਆਜ਼ = onion
  9. ਟਮਾਟਰ = tomato
  10. ਲਸਣ = garlic
  11. ਅਦਰਕ = ginger
  12. ਫਲ਼ੀਆਂ = beans
  13. ਰਾਜ ਮਾਂਹ = kidney beans
  14. ਗਾਜਰ = carrot
  15. ਮੂਲੀ = radish
  16. ਸ਼ਲਗਮ = turnip
  17. ਸ਼ਿਮਲਾ ਮਿਰਚ = capsicum
  18. ਖੀਰਾ = cucumber
  19. ਤਰ = snake cucumber
  20. ਪਾਲਕ = spinach

Exercises[edit]

1. Write names of ten vegetables in Punjabi.
2. Recall that regular noun forms ending with kanna bear masculine gender and those ending with bihari bear feminine gender. That is true even for inanimate things like vegetables. Now use this to identify the three masculine nouns and two feminine nouns among the above list of vegetables.

Solution
  1. ਘੀਆ
  2. ਕਰੇਲਾ
  3. ਖੀਰਾ
  4. ਗੋਭੀ
  5. ਮੂਲੀ

Conclusion[edit]

You were introduced to Punjabi vegetables in this chapter. In the next chapter you will be introduced to Punjabi food.