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Plum Jam Recipe {without Pectin}

by Helene Dsouza on January 23, 2015

Plum Jam Recipe {without Pectin} french recipe

The plum season in the Northern Hemisphere came and went long ago but in India and places such as Australia, the plum fruit can be purchased and is in fact in season. In Goa we get to buy plums during the colder months, however somebody told me once that the plums growing in the North […]


Masala Herb Shop Now Open

by Helene Dsouza on January 21, 2015

Masala Herb Shop Now Open - online shop india

The Masala Herb shop is open from today onwards. I am going to keep this short because I had mentioned all the main details last week in the shop launching post. The blog part will still live on of course but from now on you can explore the shop section too with the current selections. […]


Launching soon The Masala Herb Shop

by Helene Dsouza on January 14, 2015

Soon launching kitchen and home articles from India at the shop

Today you will finally get to know what I have been up to the last few months. Yep, I have been working on a brand new Masala Herb shop section. Finally my little secret is out with this post and it means the shop will be launching on Wednesday next week the 21st January […]


FREE Recipes from Goa Ebook by

by Helene Dsouza on January 13, 2015

Free Recipes from Goa ebook by subscribe to the exclusive newsletter

What’s the best way to start 2015? I believe with some free goodies, don’t you think? I have compiled a Goan food recipe ebook, which includes delicious homemade classics such as the savory Sorpotel and sweet temptations such as Bebinca. Also, I have added a few basic multiple use paste recipes, including the Recheado paste […]


view from Kodaikanal into the valley south india

Some time around 2007 in Goa, I met a few very nice and friendly Russian freelance internet pioneers. They had made Goa their base during the winter months, but they would travel to their liking around the South Indian States, from Pondicherry, Mysore to Kodaikanal, Munnar and Alappuzha. I had not traveled the Southern Indian […]


Ricotta Stuffed Peppers

by Helene Dsouza on January 5, 2015

Ricotta Stuffed Peppers easily made from scratch - Appetizer Recipe

Dear reader, Have you ever caught yourself dreaming while preparing food and making a mistake while doing so? Don’t tell me I am the only one, the only food lunatic out there loosing my thoughts around a topic, and incidentally not realizing that I was suppose to only cut the top side of the peppers. […]


Lemon Rice – Fragrant Rice Recipe

by Helene Dsouza on December 27, 2014

Lemon Rice - Fragrant Rice Recipe, great side dish and Goan Indian food

When you visit Goa, the first thing that you do is to take a round to the beach and chill in one of the beach shaks. You check out one of the sticky, salty menu cards and discover in the side dishes something called lemon rice.  It doesn’t sound fancy but if you are a […]


Best of Sweet Christmas Recipes | Masala Herb

by Helene Dsouza on December 23, 2014

Best of Sweet Christmas Recipes from

Christmas cookies, bread, cakes and drinks from Europe and India; that’s what you will find in this collection of special best of sweet Christmas recipes. Next year I will post a collection of best of savory Christmas recipes but today let’s tackle the sweet side of life. If you have been following the free newsletter, […]