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.

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It was a brisk cold February morning. I had tried washing a teal green silk salwar kameez in the bathtub earlier that week, laundromats were expensive...

"During and after the movie, I reflected on many things – perception, truth-and-lies, family secrets, the power of media, gossip, ‘representation...

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...

My newest book has seen at least 4 cover designs. It reflected more than anything, the mood I was writing about, just as much as the story. There was...

a cookbook with character (s)

Not For You: Family Narratives of Denial & Comfort Foods

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

When ones’ explora...

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

the spirit of an expat

(This essay was first shared on my old blog, c. 2012. In the light of personal events, I am sharing again.)

Midnight, August 15,...

common practices & traditions


This weekend onwards listen for the fireworks - because so many Hindus will celebrate the auspicious occasion of Diwali...

I am doing it all wrong, I'm afraid!



For the most part of my life, and most recently, in the past four weeks or so, I have been told that I am doing...

1 month old home-made ghee, stored at room temp.


Before I tell you all about Ghee, I have to share this story. My grandmother told us this story often...

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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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