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Non-English words with their meanings
Ahimsa: non-violence
Amla the Indian gooseberry
Amti a liquid dish of vegetable and pulse, a kind of soup
Arhar a kind of pulse
Aryan: of the Indo-European stock
Atta flour

Bhakari thick hard bread
Brahmachari one observing continence
Brahmacharya: continence

Chakki: a grinding stone
Chamar leather-worker, classed as 'untouchable'
Chapati: flat unleavened bread
Chatni a paste of cocoanut kernel, chillies, tamarind, salt, etc. ground on a stone —
Chhatak: 2 ounces (oz.)
Chula: an Indian stove

Dahi curds
Dal: pulse
Dalia: porridge
Dasyu an outcaste
Dhenki a wooden contrivance for pounding rice
Dudhi: a white pumpkin

Ghani an oil-press
Gur: jaggery

Hakim: a Muslim physician
Himsa: violence

Kadai a frying pan
Khoa dried milk

Masala condiments

Nakli ghee: imitation ghee
Neem the Indian margosa tree

Roti flat unleavened bread
Ragi an Indian millet

Sadavrataa religious daily distribution of food to mendi­cants, a place where it is done

Tava: an iron pan for baking cakes
Til sesamum

Vaid a Hindu physician
Vanaspati hydrogenated oil, vegetable ghee