31 Aug


My name is Nandini, I was born and brought up in Goa, India. I came to the US in 1999 after marrying my husband who I met in Engineering School. After I got hired and fired within a couple of week during the dotcom bust, doing odd jobs for couple of months I felt I wanted to do something on my own. I wanted an option to stay home once I became a mom. And so finally after working in marketing and sales for many years I finally have started my own small business, so that I can stay home with my 2 small kids.

Being in the country from Goa it is hard to find Goan Cuisine or Goan spices even though there are a lot of Indian restaurants and store in LA where I live. The flavor of goan cuisine is so different from the rest parts of Indian (read my article on “Goan cuisine history ” on my blog  )and I felt maybe it was time to introduce goan cuisine and goan spices to US and to also cater to the goans like me living here looking for a place to find its famous spices. And so my love for food and cooking led me to start my blog and Goan Imports.

At Goan Imports we work extremely hard to bring the right brands of spices that have the real authentic flavors. I try the recipes in my kitchen and tweak them when needed to make it as authentic as I can remember from growing up with my mom’s cooking. I always loved her cooking as she would make healthier foods without compromising the flavor and that is my goal. You can also gift these spices to your loved ones who like to cook. Jazz up your parties by incorporating these spices in your appetizers or main dishes as they are so versatile.

We want Goan Imports to be more than just a regular spice store and we encourage everyone to use our products to bring out the chef in you while eating flavorful and healthy food and making your everyday cooking fun and easy. We also would love to hear from you and your ideas as to how you use our products.

Please enjoy while you visit with us !!!


31 Responses to “About”

  1. November 14, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    Hi Nandini, I would like to nominate your blog for versatile award. I’m taking this chance to recognize and share your awesome blog to other bloggers. Your blog rocks!
    I have a link to your blog from my award nomination page:
    Come check out other great blogs!


    • Nandini G November 15, 2013 at 2:19 am #

      Thanks Dan, for nominating me for this award. I feel very honoured.Best wishes!

  2. mrschoux November 16, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    Everything Goan is amazing and I really enjoy it. So I nominated you for The Liebster Award.

    • Nandini G November 18, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

      Congratulations on your award and also thank you mrschoux for thinking and selecting me for the Liebster Award I truly appreciate it much.

      • mrschoux November 18, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

        No problem. It’s thoroughly deserved! And thank you 🙂

  3. queenzdesire12 November 23, 2013 at 4:51 am #

    Hey !! Just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!! 🙂 Check it out at:

  4. mrschoux November 30, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

    Hi again! I really am thankful to all those who follow my blog so I would like to nominate you for The Dragon’s Loyalty Award. Thank you :)

  5. mommermom March 5, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

    Hi. Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I was fascinated to read about your recipes and information on types of food and seasonings. I may stop by again soon and even try some new and different foods and flavors.

    • Nandini March 7, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

      Thanks momermom for the visit :-). I would love for you to stop by again:-)

  6. Michelle Crowe March 7, 2014 at 6:16 am #

    I just watched an Indian movie in which the characters visited Goa. It’s beautiful. I also love Indian food and look forward to tasting Goan spices…

    • Nandini March 7, 2014 at 10:45 am #

      Yes Michelle, Goa is really a very beautiful place :-). Thanks for visiting 🙂

  7. mistermaxxx08 May 30, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    i really enjoy your blog and your versatility and the many things you have to offer and its great to read. peace and the best to you

    • Nandini May 30, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

      Thank you for your kinds words :-). Wishing you the same.

  8. Young Smarties July 29, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    Thanks for liking my post. Your blog is awesome and is a great read! I love Goa… although I haven’t been there (have only explored Northen India – LEH) but saw many pictures of beautiful GOA! Hope I have the chance to visit GOA. 🙂

    • Nandini July 30, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

      You are welcome :-). I hope you do get a chance to visit Goa someday.

  9. Permacooking July 30, 2014 at 8:08 am #

    Hi Nandini! What a beautiful place Goa is, hope to have an opportunity to visit one day! Your blog is full of interesting posts, I’m looking forward to explore more. Thank you for dropping by and for the follow! 🙂

    • Nandini July 30, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

      You are so welcome Renata. I hope you do get a chance to visit beautiful Goa some day. The Portuguese influence is very strong in it’s food and architecture. Thanks you for your kind words 🙂

  10. Grace September 16, 2014 at 6:20 am #

    First time I’ve heard of Goan food! It sounds like a great fusion cuisine that has become it’s own.

    • Nandini September 16, 2014 at 11:14 am #

      Yes Grace, most people know Vindaloo more then Goan cuisine but that’s where it originated from 🙂

  11. deliciouslynell December 22, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

    Hi There! I’ve nominated you for the very inspiring blogger award! Acceptance is optional, and so if you’re interested please check out this post:

    • Nandini December 23, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

      Thank you so much Nell for the nomination. I am humbled.

  12. Karen Da Silva Collaco February 23, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

    Hi Nandini
    Came across your fantastic blog as I was looking up the recipe for Neureos…thoroughly enjoyed reading your excellently presented blog. All the best to you!


    • Nandini February 24, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

      That You Karen for your kind words. I am happy you enjoyed reading my posts.

  13. ledrakenoir March 23, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

    Really do enjoy my visits here – so inspiring posts… 🙂

    All best wishes for you and yours… 🙂

    • Nandini March 25, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

      Thank You so much!. That is very kind and thoughtful of you to say :-).

  14. It's All About Food April 29, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

    Hey Nandini,

    I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award.. Please check my post for the same.. Hope you appreciate it.. Good Luck 🙂

    • Nandini April 29, 2015 at 9:47 pm #

      Thank You so much for the award Anjali. That was really sweet and kind of you 🙂

  15. Hatti September 14, 2015 at 3:15 am #

    Hi Nandini! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Your recipes look fantastic – I think some of your Goan flavours will see me through the rainy British autumn 😊

    • Nandini September 15, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

      Thank You Hatti, that is very kind of you to say 🙂

  16. lorieb January 11, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    one of the best things about blogging is talking to people from all over the world. Goa seems to be a very interesting place, thanks for sharing it with your readers

    • Nandini January 25, 2017 at 1:19 pm #

      Thank You Lorieb…I totally agree with you. I too have learnt so much from other blogs through the years 🙂

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