Meaning of sabzi in English:


(also sabji)

Pronunciation /ˈsʌbziː/


mass nounIndian
  • Vegetables, especially when cooked.

    ‘We had a tasteless boiled sabji and a weird chana curry for dinner, probably because they didn't want us to spend too much time eating before our midterms.’
    • ‘In the makeshift kitchen, it was a meal of rice and sabzi; sabzi without oil I was told.’
    • ‘He eats daal and sabji with his mama and daddy at the dinner table.’
    • ‘Be it kebab, roast, fry, sabzi or a simple dal - nearly every Indian recipe calls for a dash of ginger.’
    • ‘Supporting the event here are Bombay General Stores -- which has offered to serve a continuous stream of chapattis, sabji and dhal -- Bharat Electronics, Otis and others.’
    • ‘En route we made several stops, to allow Saroj to buy the roti and sabzi she needed for the unexpected guest.’
    • ‘It's not his fault that he's so terribly finicky about his food - he even separates his cutlets and sabzi from his curry-dowsed rice - that's the way he's been brought up.’


From Persian sabz ‘green’.