Maya Kaimal transforms the vibrancy of traditional Indian flavors into modern culinary experiences. Inspired by heirloom family recipes, every snack, meal and sauce is thoughtfully crafted for flavorful gatherings around any table. Maya personally oversees the creation and curation of her collection, using only the highest quality ingredients to perfectly shape each and every one of our offerings.
Maya Kaimal is an award-winning cookbook author and founder of Maya Kaimal Fine Indian Foods. Raised in Boston by a South Indian father and a mother from New England, she grew up in a multi-cultural home filled with delicious and diverse foods. Her father’s Indian cooking combined with trips to visit family in India piqued her interest in that cuisine from a young age. After graduating from Pomona College where she majored in Art, she moved to New York to pursue a career in publishing. While working as a photo editor at various magazines in New York City (including Saveur), she published two Indian cookbooks that explored the distinctive South Indian cuisine she had come to love. Her first book, Curried Favors, won the Julia Child Best First Book Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. In 2003 she left the publishing world and launched a line of fresh Indian sauces in partnership with her husband and journalist Guy Lawson, out of their Brooklyn apartment.
Maya has taught cooking classes at CIA Greystone’s World of Flavors conference, The French Culinary Institute and The Natural Gourmet Institute. She has appeared on the Today Show, Martha Stewart TV, The Food Network, and the Discovery Channel, and has written features for Saveur, Food & Wine, and Gourmet magazines. Her product line has garnered many industry awards, and has grown to include shelf stable sauces, condiments and chips in addition to the original line of fresh sauces. Maya Kaimal products are sold nationwide at Whole Foods Market, Safeway-Albertsons, Target, Costco, and many more.