Greek Salad and Feta Cheese in India

by Helene Dsouza on May 2, 2014

Greek Salad masalaherb.com

No words can describe how annoyed I am of the sticky Indian summer heat… It’s just too hot! So, please don’t  be surprised that the summer months are slowing down Masala Herb once again, but of course I am aching to cook properly soon! Anyway, today I am sharing one of the few dishes that […]

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18 fantastic Chicken Curry Recipes from India

by Helene Dsouza on April 22, 2014

18 fantastic Chicken Curry Recipes from India

The other day I was chatting with my school time friend about random daily things when the topic suddenly changed to curries and Indian food. She explained that she had discovered a liking for Indian food specialties and gravy treats and when I heard this I was mighty surprised. You have to know, Indian food […]

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Couscous Paneer Salad with Lemon Dressing

by Helene Dsouza on April 6, 2014

Couscous Paneer Salad with Lemon Dressing www.masalaherb.com

When the days turn into an endless torture, when the sun is hitting beyond crazy and when you turn into a steaming dumpling, that’s when you know you didn’t escape the Indian summer heat! So what does one do in this case, besides complaining endlessly that it is hot and draining? You help yourself with […]

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Spicy Avocado Crostini

by Helene Dsouza on March 28, 2014

Spicy Avocado Crostini masalaherb.com

Have I told you that we have been growing two avocado trees together in our garden? They were about our height when we acquired these precious trees, together with the olive and bread fruit tree, and they have been growing considerably well in the past 2-3 years. We can’t wait to discover what the fruits will […]

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Caprese Salad – Tomato Mozzarella Basil

by Helene Dsouza on March 24, 2014

Caprese Salad - Tomato Mozzarella Basil masalaherb.com

Caprese Salad makes me happy. It transforms my mood the moment I allow the tomato mozzarella basil and olive oil to gently glide of the fork onto my excited tongue. I can feel the happiness in my cheeks with each bite and to soak up the remaining olive oil with some white crust bread is […]

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Red Cabbage Grape and Mandarin Juice Homemade

by Helene Dsouza on March 21, 2014

Red Cabbage Grape and Mandarin Juice masalaherb.com

Are you a raw food fan? Lately I have been noticing a certain food trend in Goa amongst the multicultural community, raw foodism. Raw foodism is a way of life and the aim is to consume only raw uncooked and mostly also organic vegetable fruits, nuts and milk products, sprouted grains, meats, eggs and fish. […]

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Yogurt Lime Dressing for Savory Salads

by Helene Dsouza on March 16, 2014

Yogurt Lime Dressing masalaherb.com

It’s quite clear that the Indian summer has surprised us once again in Goa. We live in denial that the heat is going to hit us sooner or later and when the day comes, we act surprised and of course annoyed. So, here I am sitting writing this while feeling all sticky and uncomfortable – […]

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Polenta Squares

by Helene Dsouza on March 9, 2014

Polenta Squares masalaherb.com

Have I ever mentioned my secrete love for polenta? Polenta might have been a topic in the past but I hadn’t posted a recipe yet, which is a shame of course. Golden Polenta is one of my all time favorite side dishes and definitely a comfort food in my world. It’s easily cooked, in fact […]

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