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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"The guy was bewildered that I did not want the ‘better looking stuff’ - maybe some carrots or butternut squash? "

In my kitchen, my immediate go-to masala dabba contains many basic spices: black mustard seeds, turmeric, cumin, cayenne pepper powder, fenugreek seed...

A quick guide to ginger, mango ginger, turmeric and dried ginger.

Quick Mango Jaggery Salsa: We always seem to be in the US when the Alphonso season hits India and I miss the luscious flavor of this summer fruit... R...


choosing fresh okra

The first dinner my husband made for me included okra and I knew that if that charming but geeky Indian bachelor could not only ma...

a south Indian summer staple

India experiences a fair share of blazing hot weather that coincides with delicious succulent summer fruits such as a vari...

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...

As a person with dietary restrictions and intolerences, I know firsthand, that I constantly have to make adjustments to recipes I get from elsewhere...

Spring and summer are, in my vocabulary, generic (and rather boring) names for the official Mango season... Do you know how to use them?

Fresh-picked Mangosteen at my parents farm.

Mangosteen is a popular tropical fruit, native to all of South Asia. It is not the same as Mango. In India,...

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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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