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If you know, you need only ask - Helena Ravenclaw

Young Bitter Melon, a popular Indian vegetable

The second half of this famous dialog comes to mind today, uttered by Helena Ravenclaw, scripted by author J K Rowling (yes, Potter fans here).

For those of you new to my site, you will find many 'teaching' styled pieces, recipes and such. For those who are familiar - you need only ask.

By sheer good fortune, I was able to share my work with a freelancer who then gave me a surprise of my life. She included: "Ten Thousand Tongues: secrets of a layered kitchen" in a FORBES article... read it here:

So, if you are looking to learn how to cook Indian food, especially from some of the books I have written, you only have to ask. Present locations available include Metro Atlanta and Metro Los Angeles.


Request Private Cooking Classes

Schedule via email:

Min. group size: Four guests

Locations: at your location - Metro Atlanta or Metro LA only.

Rates: Competitive but vary by menu

Lead time: 8+ weeks

Print books are available for discounted prices to students


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Nandita Godbole
Once: botanist & landscape architect.
Now: personal chef, author, an artist, graphic designer, blogger, poet & potter!
Always: dreamer.

Loves fresh 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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