The Curry Cravings ™ LLC Kitchen Blog takes you to a place of discovery and conversation of all things that feed us, a place that lies at the intersection of home, family and personal growth.

  • Print Books – place to order any print books directly from me.

    • Books – what is self-publishing & why my books are not in most bookstores.

  • Ayurveda – what is it, and how it features into my work.

    • (H).OM.E - is where we share personal discoveries of our place in the world and our quest to be better humans.

  • Simmering – is what is happening now, at the kitchen counter, is where we want to be children at, to jump up and sit on so, or to lean into and linger if only just long enough to see what is cooking and being in the moment.

  • Kitchen Island - is the metaphorical place where we gather to talk about food and life, for how-to’s, begin long heart-to-hearts with a friend over tea or something stronger.

  • Recipes - shows us how to achieve classic flavors and tastes, read the stories behind them – in order to best appreciate them.

  • Bytes - is a place to find shorter published essays, critiques, reviews, interviews and media.

  • Extra – a space of effervescent expressions, a tasters’ palette of verse and creative writing.

    • Dabba – the essentials, masala dabba, or tool kit about what shape this blog.

Best wishes,



To all the valentines past and present
To the hearts kept, broken, lost or found
Know that love has been yours,
cherished and treasured,
Though your l...

There is something wonderfully earthy and warm about well made chili and I've looked for those flavors for long. This is the closest I came to rec...


4/08/17: Talk at Culinary Historians of Southern California (upcoming)

A public talk scheduled for the monthly meeting of the Culinary Historians...

a cookbook with character (s)

Not For You: Family Narratives of Denial & Comfort Foods

Pre-order Here (Release: Spring / Summer 2017)

When ones’ explora...

Make a large stockpot of this soup for your family when all you want to do is curl up and enjoy a comforting easy bowl of nourishment. Simple ingredie...

If you only had a few ingredients tonight what would you make? THIS. My recipe for this baked chicken is versatile enough to revamp more than 20 of yo...

... when he married my mother and she orchestrated celebration around it (Diwali), he felt truly happy....

mama-bear reflects... The biggest and most unsettling emotion I have about the aftermath of this election - is fear.

Through Not For You: Denial and Comfort Foods I plan to write about 3 generations whose lives were shaped by social customs, personal choices and excl...

plentiful pomegranates!

If we have pomegranates, I will find an excuse to make this raita.

With just a handful of ingredients, this very simple dish pai...

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Nandita Godbole

Once a botanist & landscape architect. Now a personal chef & author, an artist, graphic designer, blogger & closeted 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.



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