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13 Tasty Paneer Recipes

by Helene Dsouza on May 28, 2015

13 Tasty Paneer Recipes

Indian Cottage Cheese, better known as Paneer, is a firm and mild fresh cheese. It’s my addiction. Since I have been in Europe I wished I had Paneer here as well. I am sure you can buy fresh or frozen Paneer in specialized Asian stores, however we don’t have such a store here in our […]


Salmon Tagliatelle Recipe

by Helene Dsouza on May 24, 2015

fresh salmon tagliatelle with white wine sauce

The pinkish salmon fish from the Northern cold countries enjoys an excellent reputation in Europe. In India salmon is still a luxurious commodity and can be rarely found. While Europeans get to enjoy smoked salmon slices and fresh salmon fillet, India gets to spend the double for a highly frozen piece of salmon fish meat. […]


Goan recheado masala paste recipe is a keeper and must have if you love goan and Indian seafood. This paste is a DIY. Make it in less then 20 minute, store for months and use before frying fish or prawns.

  One of the most important spicy paste condiments from Goa is the recheado masala.  The famous paste is spicy hot, sour and very flavorful. It is used to flavor fresh seafood such as mackerels and prawns (hence recheado prawns and recheado mackerels) before stir frying the catch of the day in a pan with […]


Beef Steak with Herb Butter Recipe

by Helene Dsouza on May 19, 2015

Scrumtpious medium pan-fried beef steak with herb butter recipe - Cooked in 10 minutes!

  Sometimes I just feel like enjoying a juicy, perfectly cooked piece of red meat. We grew up with tender beef steaks and Schnitzel, so once in a while I get that craving. It takes over my senses and even my mind. At some point I end up thinking only about beef steaks. Weeks after […]


Paneer Korma Recipe, also known as mughlai shahi paneer (royal moghul) is a Vegetarian Indian cottage cheese curry with Almonds, yogurt and spices

Earlier in the day I cooked this easy and quick paneer korma recipe, when I realized that I hadn’t yet posted this aromatic Indian cottage cheese curry. Luckily I was a bit early in preparing lunch, so I kept an extra hour for the whole picture making process, so that you could benefit of the […]


Beetroot Chocolate Cake Recipe

by Helene Dsouza on February 13, 2015

Beetroot Chocolate Cake Recipe

Lately I have been obsessed with two ingredients mixed together, beetroot and chocolate. You wouldn’t imagine the earthy sweet pink/red beetroot together with the sinful dark chocolate and yet both compliment each other outrageously well. In the past few years I witnessed how known chefs and TV cook-show personalities combined beetroot and chocolate in desserts, […]


Chicken Chow Mein – Stir fried Noodles the Indo Chinese way recipe

I have not met anybody yet who didn’t like stir fried chow mein noodles. The Indo-Chinese chow mein is always a favorite amongst Indians and Westerners alike, or so it appears to be in Goa. Personally I have no clue what the real Chinese chow mein is suppose to taste like, I figure it must […]


Goan Meatball Curry Recipe - Indian Beef Kofta {Easy and Quick}

Who can resist juicy meatballs in a delicious sauce? Especially if the so called sauce or gravy is a bright orange goan curry stuffed with comforting spices and a multitude of happy taste makers.  My vegetarian friends won’t be that excited about this one, however I have been working on a veg soya version, which […]