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Soya chunks pulao

Simple rice recipe: Soya chunks pulao


Do you know that the thing called ‘Carbohydrate Withdrawal Syndrome’ is for real? Some people call it ‘Low Carb Flu’ and it can be a really annoying thing to deal with. For example, whenever I (dramatically) stop eating rice to cut down carbs I start having withdrawal syndromes like headaches, crankiness, and a constant craving for rice. You might have…

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Demmers Teehaus

Exploring Helsinki’s tea scene: Demmers Teehaus


Despite being a self-proclaimed coffee addict, I have practically grown up on tea and my days do not start without a strong cup of black tea. But more than the drink, I have grown up admiring the rituals associated with tea, especially the British tea ceremonies. Back home tea is one of the ways of life and we, the Assamese,…

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Restaurant Day

Sumptuous findings at Restaurant Day


I am sure that most of the people living in and around Helsinki eagerly wait for this particular day called Restaurant Day. This special day is dedicated to different kinds of street foods, traditional preparations, and culinary innovations. This event that takes place once in every three months is one of the go-to programs in the city. This much-loved carnival…

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Tingmo

Foods that make you nostalgic: Tibetan bread Tingmo


It is strange how the mere thought of some foods makes you nostalgic and you are left with no choice but to relive those memories. In my case, reliving those memories is to actually cook those foods. So when a rain-soaked evening in bed reminds you of your college days when despite being broke like a beggar you used to…

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Helsinki

Helsinki: Of walks, photos & foods


Sundays being our long walk days, always nudge us out of the house to try new places in Helsinki. But the last one, being the Valentine’s day got us thinking whether we should go out or not. Since, we are non-believers, celebrating the day has always been out of the question but, on a second thought, it doesn’t hurt to…

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Stuffed Cretan Pepper

Stuffed Cretan Pepper


    Stuffed peppers are a Greek thing, so I was told. But what happens when an Indian cooks it? Feta cheese is replaced with spiced potatoes and onions. This is because you can always take an Indian out of India but you just can’t take India out of an Indian. So I find these beautiful Cretan peppers at the…

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orange chicken

Orange chicken recipe for Autumn


  So it is October and the temperature has already gone down to -1 degree celsius. Apparently, it is Autumn here in Finland. Everything is orange and yellow and I am just loving it. Funny thing, Finnish autumn is colder than the winter season in India. This kind of weather is perfect for evening strolls and when we get back home…

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Something fishy!


I raked my brained thinking of a name for this easy fish recipe but couldn’t find a suitable one. This is totally an experimental dish and I used everything I could lay my hands on. The fish I used here is an arctic fish and I don’t know its name. But I guess it is perfectly alright for us to…

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Potato and green apple salad

Potato and green apple salad


Since I am not very fond of eating fruits, I get a good amount of hustling from everyone in the family. But I know, I should eat more fruits for a balanced diet. This is why, I try to use them in salads. That way, I get my vitamins and, at the same time, this arrangement suits my palate just…

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Chicken with mustard greens

Chicken curry with Mustard Greens (Murgi-lai xaak)


This is purely an Assamese dish, traditional and rustic. Easy to cook and easy on the stomach too. I am sure, all those familiar with Assamese cuisine would vouch for its unique taste of chicken curry with mustard greens. There exists a more popular version- pork with mustard greens and this one is eaten almost in all of North-Eastern India.…

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