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

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

or why pumpkin spiced anything taste like the kitchen sink

I had a delightful conversation with Leena of LeenaEats this morning about the range of masa...

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...

the significance of a sacred plant

With so many proverbial balls in the air, I approached a neighbor, Ms. Nancy, asking if she would look into my garde...

Or five of the most common misconceptions about Indian food.


In the past couple of days, many of my friends have shared the widely read article about...

Those of us who have a fully stocked Indian kitchen will attest that our friends often find our kitchens amazing and perplexing all at once. How DO we...

ease into the cooler months

Winter has come early this year and along with the time-change, this can be a difficult time to switch quickly from cool br...

This is one of my favorite holiday recipes. It is not only simple to make but is delicious. It makes an ideal pairing for a chicken or lamb main cours...

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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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