930 Commercial St. Rockport Maine
Working Hours: Friday - Sunday, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Take Out or Delivery

About Us


Deepa Patel, Chef/Owner

Dee has lived a life as interesting as the food she creates. Born and raised in India, she came of age in New Jersey and moved to Rockport, Maine in 2016. After having lived and worked among many cultures, Dee feels that although people are diverse, our passion for enjoying fresh, flavorful food brings us together. Dee learned how to cook from her grandmother, who taught her from a very young age. She now lives with her husband and daughter, who can be tough critics! However, as the Chef believes, “When you prepare food with purpose and caring, those intentions come through in the flavor.” Dee believes in using only fresh ingredients in all of her made-from-scratch recipes. Locally, Dee gained experience through her personal catering business and cooking classes. She is now working on fulfilling her dream of opening a fusion café, Namaste Indian Food, in Rockport, Maine .

Benefits of Indian spices

Turmeric is an antioxidant and has been known to fight and also manage cancer. It is also a popular solution when it comes to preventing Alzheimer disease and the inflammation of body joint. The spice also comes with the benefit of keeping the liver safe by cleansing it from toxins that come with excess alcohol.

2. Asafetida:

This is one of the strongest spices with a pungent flavour from India. This spice comes with a number of benefits under its name including treating asthma, Coughs, bronchitis and digestion. It is also know to pain reliever.

3. Cumin seeds:

The health benefits of cumin seeds include a boost in the immune system, pain relief, relieving nausea, stomach pains and cramps, indigestion and diarrhea. It is also used as an iron supplement.

4. Ginger:

The heath benefits of ginger relieving colds, joint pains and regulating blood pressure & many more.

5. Cardamom:

cardamom used to flavour foods ranging from sweet potatoes, pastries to squash. It also makes chai tea taste great.

6. Mustard seeds:

Mustard seeds helps control symptoms of asthma, packed with B-complex vitamins and help to relieves rheumatoid, arthritic and muscle pain.

7. Coriander:

The health benefits include treating diabetes and being an antioxidant.

8. Fenugreek :

fenugreek has benefits for lowering blood sugar levels, boosting testosterone, and may also reduce cholesterol levels, lower inflammation.

9. Chili papers:

Chili pepper includes improves digestive health and metabolism, alleviates migraines, may reduce risks of cancer, fights fungal infections, colds, and the flu, provides joint pain relief, fights inflammation, supports cardiovascular health, & much more.

10. Fennel seeds:

fennel seeds offer a wide array of health benefits and may provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects.