Masala Herb
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 […]


Easy Potato Cauliflower Masala - Aloo Gobi Curry {Nut-free Vegetarian} Indian recipe

I always make sure to include pure veg Indian dishes into my menu planning. You can imagine the upside of eating veggies of course, we all know that they are good for us. As a meat lover I find it difficult at times to completely enjoy veggies when they are just plainly cooked without much […]


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 […]


Kodaikanal Tamil Nadu South India and my honest experience

by Helene Dsouza on January 11, 2015

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 […]