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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Well, I'll talk about the Forbes piece one of these days. But the McDonalds story had a funny start. For a piece on cheese, a freelancer asked me...

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...

salad, dessert or both?



This dish looks so pretty, you can easily mistake it for dessert!


The Onion & Beetroot Raita is a simple, heart-healthy, beau...

island dreams for dinner time


This recipe is quite a hit in my home. It is especially good for those who are easing their way into trying Indian spice...

intersection of culture, religion & self



I wrote this essay in 2009, when my daughter was 6 and we were just beginning to have deeper conversa...

memories of a rustic daal

My fathers’ elder brother, Kakaji as we called him, moved to work in Nagpur after he graduated from the Maharashtra Police Ac...

How to make Roti, a recipe and video (link)

This daal is easy to make, nutritious and delicious. It is made with pigeon peas, roasted onions and seasonal squashes like butternut or crookneck yel...

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...

Within the Indian cuisine, there are various sub-culturally specific diet types with minor modifications, practiced routinely, without a misstep. The...

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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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