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A Mini Finnish-English Dictionary For Your Food Related Vocabulary

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Thanks to cooking and baking a lot and writing this blog, my Finnish vocabulary related to food got richer and richer every day – and it continues to grow.

So, for my Finnish readers reading my English posts, and anyone out there struggling with Finnish words in the supermarket, I decided to write this dictionary.

I will keep on adding new words as I learn more. These are the words I picked up from my recipes so far and I am pretty sure I know much more already. But let’s see… If you have any words to share, write in a comment and I will add to the list! (or maybe any correction?)

Here it is, my very first dictionary!

A
appelsiini: orange
artisokka: artichoke
auringonkukansiemen: sunflower seed
aurinkokuivattu tomaatti: sun-dried tomato

B
bataatti: sweet potato

C

D

E
etikka: vinegar

F

G
gelatiini: gelatin
granaattiomena: pomegranate

H
hasselpähkinä: hazelnut
hunaja: honey

I
inkivääri: ginger

J
jogurtti: yogurt
juoma: drink
juusto: cheese
juustokumina: cumin
jäätelö: ice cream

K
kakku: cake
kala: fish
kalaliemi: fish broth
kaneli: cinnamon
kana: chicken
kanaliemi: chicken broth
kantarelli: chanterelle
karpalo: cranberry
kasvisliemi: vegetable broth
katkarapu: prawn
kaurahiutale: rolled oats
kauralese: oat bran
keitto: soup
keksi: biscuit
kesäkurpitsa: zucchini
kevyt: light
kikherne: chickpea
kookospähkinä: coconut
korianteri: coriander
korppujauho: bread crumbs
kuiva: dry; dried
kuivahiiva: dry yeast
kukkakaali: cauliflower
kuohukerma: heavy cream
kurkku: cucumber
kurpitsansiemen: pumpkin seed

kvinoa: quinoa

L
laakerinlehti: bay leaf
laktoositon: lactose-free
leipä: bread
leivinjauhe: baking powder

linssi: lentil
luumu: plum

M

maissijauho: corn flour

maissitärkkelys: corn starch
mannasuurimo: semolina
manteli: almond
mantelijauho: almond flour
maustekurkuma: turmeric
maustepippuri: allspice
minttu: mint
muikku: vendace or European cisco
munakoiso: eggplant
muskottipähkinä: nutmeg
mustikka: blueberry

N
nieriä: arctic char

O
okra: okra
oliiviöljy: olive oil
omena: apple

P
pannukakku: pancake

parsa: asparagus
pekaanipähkinä: pecan
pellavansiemen: flaxseed
persilja: parsley
peruna: potato
perunajauhot: potato starch
piirakka: pie
pinjansiemen: pine nut
pippuri: pepper
pistaasi(pähkinä): pistachio
porkkana: carrot
punajuuri: beetroot
punaviini: red wine
punaviinietikka: red wine vinegar
puuroriisi: rice for porridge

Q

R
rahka: quark
rasvaton: fat-free
ravintola: restaurant
riisi: rice
riisijauho: rice flour
rosmariini: rosemary
ruisjauho: rye flour
ruodoton: boneless (for fish)
ruohosipuli: chives
ruokasooda: baking soda
rusina: raisin
rypsiöljy: canola oil

S
saksanpähkinä: walnut

sardellit: anchovy
seesaminsiemen: sesame seed
siirappi: syrup
sipuli: onion
sokeri: sugar

T
tahini: tahini
tattari: buckwheat
tattarijauho: buckwheat flour
täysmaito: whole milk
tee: tea
tilli: dill
timjami: thyme
tuorehiiva: fresh yeast

U

uppomuna: poached egg

V
vaalea siirappi: light syrup
vadelma: raspberry
valkosipuli: garlic
valkoviini: white wine
vehnä: wheat

vesikrassi: watercress
viikuna: fig
viini: wine
voitaikina levyjä: puff dough
vuohenjuusto: goat cheese

Y

Z

Å

Ä

Ö
öljy: oil

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