Masala Mamas is an award-winning book of recipes and stories celebrating the lives and cultures of incredible Indian women making a difference in the lives of children in the slums of Mumbai through food and love. The book is the WINNER of the prestigous Gourmand Award in the category of fundraising. All proceeds from the book go to support the women's project of providing hot meals for kids in school in the Kalwa slum in Mumbai. To learn more about the book, or purchase a copy, go HEREcover


"An incredibly informative and inspiring book. The Masala Mamas share their powerful life stories, their kitchen tips and techniques, as well as such wonderful recipes; I just can’t wait to start cooking."

- Jenny Chandler, United Nations Special Ambassador for International Year of Pulses 2006



The Masala Mamas’ Kitchen reflects the strength and voice that mothers and grandmothers have found thanks to GPM’s initiatives. The stories and recipes will nourish the soul of every reader.
- Mandie Winston, Executive Director, JDC Global Response, Innovative Development (GRID)
Many themes run through the Masala Mamas Cookbook. One most important factor is about the powerful role of a woman in society and dedication towards their responsibilities. The book is not only a combination of various Indian recipes but also gives a homely feeling. All the ingredients used are natural and authentic. The recipes are nutritionally balanced. In short it is a bunch of beautifully crafted recipes that gives an insight into the Indian home kitchen. It is a remarkable book not only written skillfully but with a rare mix of loving attention and a deep sense of culinary art of an Indian woman.
- Chef Prashant Tikadia, Executive Chef - Meluha The Fern & Rodas an Ecotel Hotel

"Nothing makes us at The Good People Fund happier than seeing that our initial investment continues to “bear fruit” for years to come. Giving that first money for the Masala Mama’s kitchen has indeed done just that! We could not be prouder of the ‘Masala Mamas’ and everyone else who has made GPM the success that it is today."

- Naomi Eisenberger, Executive Director, Co-Founder, Good People Fund