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,



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what cookbooks look like to me

As I work on my fourth print cookbook and fifth title, you’ve heard me say this before. Cookbook writing is far more dif...

Born into a patriarchal culture where women remained second to the men who raised them or those who married them, these women followed their hearts, a...

I have been talking about this book for more than a year now. It has taken its time to get this far, and there is more to be written. The cover has go...


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...

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...

navigating the minefield of preferences

This week, our school district started up again.

Backpacks and school supplies were bought, pens and pencils, te...

better late than never . . 



It was exhilirating to see the progress of Crack the Code-2 on Kickstarter. This globe-trotting book will be in the hands...

reflections on the new year


Happy 2016, everyone!!


Things have been very busy in our household since November. Unlike previous years when I used to be...

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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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