Mṛttikā: Fragrant Earth

I have always loved hand-made pottery. From grandma's tea mugs that she would find from on her travels to watching potters hand paint their wares in Jaipur at the Blue Pottery Workshop in Jaipur - I love it all.

As an author, I struggled to find suitable ways to present and celebrate the Indian cuisine, those that would tell a story that resonated beyond the preparation. To help with that, I have launched a hand-made line of pottery:


Mṛttikā by Nandita.

Mṛttikā means ‘fragrant earth’ or Mother Earth in Sanskrit, and other Indian languages, including my mother tongue Gujarati & father tongue Marathi.


As an homage to its roots, Mṛttikā by Nandita embraces Indian aesthetics over art styles and celebrates the earthy and granular quality of the Indian cuisine through the colors, forms, intent, and purpose of each piece. Each unique piece combines art with functionality.

All pieces are available for purchase. See note below.

More products added nearly every two weeks.

To purchase a piece from the Mrttika (Domestic USA only)

  1. Browse the gallery below.

  2. Email me: currycravings@gmail.com

  3. Include the name of the SERIES you are interested in.

  4. I will send you product details (incl. price, dimensions, shipping costs etc.)

  5. Complete payment (PayPal/Zelle Only)

  6. Enjoy a Mrttaka original within 7 business days. Shipped via Priority Mail.


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Nandita Godbole

Once a botanist & landscape architect.

Now a personal chef & author, an artist, graphic designer, blogger & poet. 


Loves freshly brewed chai, the crisp salty ocean breeze, watching monsoon rains & walking barefoot through cold mountain streams. 


Believes in the strength, positivity of the human spirit. Is spiritual but not a fanatic. 


Mom of one. Two, if she counts her husband.