Find below the list of all the dry fruits names that have significant use in Indian cuisine. The list shows the names of the dry fruits in English, Hindi, and a few other Indian languages like English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, and Marathi.
Dry fruits have their water content reduced from them and dried. The drying can be done with the natural sun and its heat or through specialised dryers or dehydrators.
The drying renders the fruits’ nutrients and sugar concentrated and condensed. This is the reason why most dry fruits are naturally sweet. It also results in the fruits becoming rich in nutrition and calories.
Dry fruits are great to eat as a snack. It will be extremely healthy and filling. Or, like in Indian cuisine, we add them to numerous sweet dishes. E.g., we added almonds in Kesar Suji Halwa, cashews (sometimes almonds) in Gajar Ka Halwa, Dry Fruit Laddu, etc.
Since these dry fruits are healthy and can provide warmth with the addition of a few other ingredients, Indians make specific winter sweet dishes with them. Bajra Dry Fruits Ladoo or Til Gud Dry Fruit Ladoo are among them.
Adding them to your dish will increase its health factor. Moreover, it will also increase the dish’s richness and make it tastier.
To increase the shelf life of these dry fruits, store them in airtight containers; otherwise, they will get infested by insects, or mould will appear on them.