A Dozen Ways To Celebrate

Twelve Decadent Indian Feasts For The Culinary Indulgent

Invite Nandita and her books to be at your side in your kitchen for a refreshing approach to cooking healthy, flavorful and easy Indian meals and dinner spreads.

Using her unconventional and simplified outlook to Indian food, "A Dozen Ways to Celebrate" provides a glimpse into the diversity and adaptability of traditional Indian food. This richly visual resource includes more than 100 recipes in 12 elaborate menus, each originally presented at one of Curry Cravings™ secret supper club dinners and offers tips for every home chef and Indian food enthusiasts. A Dozen Ways... also provides cohesive and balanced menu plans, a shopping cheat-sheet and a wealth of practical notes that build confidence with the cuisine. (C) Nandita Godbole 2014. Editor: Dianne Wilson-Kutcher

FUN FACT: 'A Dozen Ways to Celebrate' became a much talked about and bestselling cookbook project when its was creation was crowdfunded through Kickstarter. This book pairs remarkably very well with Nandita's essential methods-book: Crack the Code-2: Cook Any Indian meal with Confidence (2016), also available via Amazon in both print and ebook versions.

Linda Kissam's review,, Oct. 18, 2015:
"Twelve complete meals with recipes are in this 559 page E-Book. They will engage and smother you in wonderful spice-filled goodness. Includes menu prep, shopping cheat-sheet, tips, tricks, and some homespun wisdom."


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'In her presentation, Godbole showed us how a touch of spice can transform ordinary foods into tempting Indian treats."


"Believe me, you'll want these books. They explore Indian cuisine in ways I haven't seen, although I have a huge library of Indian cookbooks, many from India.

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About Nandita Godbole

A native of India, Nandita is an indie author and entrepreneur. She launched Curry Cravings™ to showcase the dynamic Indian culture and cuisine as also to channel her own exploration of cultural identity. Her passion lead to cooking classes and long running series of supper club dinners in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Both her indie books 'A Dozen Ways to Celebrate', and 'Crack the Code' have reached global audiences. They give tangible form to a tapestry of culinary knowledge & oral histories, delighting readers who welcome its illustrative style, photography & poignant narration. Nandita encourages diners and readers go beyond being armchair consumers to becoming dinner-table connoisseurs. In her books, she presents easy preparations that transform seasonal produce into flavorful dishes that compliment healthy lifestyles. Her teaching and writing style is inspiring as she instills realistic confidence, effortlessly revealing how Indian cuisine can be a flavorful, decadent and healthier choice.

Through both her written and culinary endeavors Nandita remains an enthusiastic advocate for the Indian culture, bridging the gaps between its perception and ‘consumption.’ A keen observer, she inquires about cultural overlays on our personal and social environments. She orchestrates dining events setting the stage for such dialogues, asking how and where ‘ethnic’ and personal ideologies collide with convention. Whether it is dinner or chai, her blog segment ‘Kitchen Island’ or cookbooks, Nandita crafts holistic food and conversation for both mind and body. She had originally started writing her books as a written legacy for her daughter, but her recipes and stories are devoured by chefs, diners and readers alike.

Nandita is a globally known author, and is working on her first fiction: Not For You: Denial & Comfort Foods (via Turmeric Press, 2017).

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