The Ingredients Matter: India Giveaway

Posted on Jun 22 2014 - 11:46pm by Susan Bewley


The Ingredients Matter: India

healing with restorative recipes

Are you concerned about your health and wondering how you can eat the healthiest way to help promote a healthier lifestyle? Do you love Indian cuisine? I was asked to review a book called, The Ingredients Matter: India by Urmi M Patel, M.S., Hina Balar, B.E. and Shilpa P. Saxena, MD. When I realized this was much more than a cookbook, and concentrated on using spices in the recipes for healing, I was thrilled to see what this book had to say. I love Indian cooking and the spices mystify me. I plan on using Indian spices in the kitchen to continue my healthy living!

This book’s recipes are authentic Indian cuisine, but even more interesting is that Indian spices used in cooking are described for their healing properties and nutrients! Each ingredient has a special function in our body and there is a short tutorial about each ingredient highlighted in each recipe! How cool is that. The authors explain how the spices used affect the digestive system and in turn how that helps promote good health.

The book is divided into the following sections: Light Fare, Main Dishes, Gluten Free Breads, Accompaniments, Desserts, Energy Nut Bars and Beverages all of which are Gluten-Free and can be made Dairy-Free and Vegan!

Check here for the recipe for Quinoa Pilaf…yum! Turmeric is the highlighted ingredient.


The authors are giving away to one reader a copy of this incredible resource filled cookbook! Open to US and Canada. Giveaway ends July 6, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

12 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Debra Womack June 23, 2014 at 7:39 am -

    I don’t know enough about Indian cuisine to have a favorite recipe at this point. I do want to try more and learn more though.

  2. MeryeBeth Albert June 23, 2014 at 8:27 am -

    I like Chayote with South Indian Yogurt Sauce, also Daal.

  3. Christina June 23, 2014 at 11:35 am -

    I can’t say that I have a favorite Indian recipe but I love trying new foods.

  4. Lynne Meyer June 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm -

    I make a really great Chicken Tikka Masala, but I love Indian food in general. 🙂

  5. Michelle L June 23, 2014 at 3:46 pm -

    I haven’t really tried indian food.

  6. tj June 25, 2014 at 8:12 am -

    I don’t have one. That’s why I need to win 8)

  7. kathy downey June 26, 2014 at 1:54 pm -

    We love curry chicken and I believe thats an Indian recipe !

  8. Candy Kelley June 30, 2014 at 8:38 am -

    My favorite Indian dish is curry in any form. Chicken curry is one of my favorites. I also enjoy Tiki Marsala which is also delicious.

  9. Kimberly Misch July 3, 2014 at 7:54 pm -

    I love cooking Indian food…we make homemade roti, kabob, chicken tikka masala, and samosas!
    Would love the cookbook please & thank you!

  10. Mippy/Sabrina July 6, 2014 at 7:51 am -

    Chicken Curry or Curried veggies are my favorite foods from India. 🙂

  11. Susan O'Bryant July 6, 2014 at 2:04 pm -

    We love vegetable curry at our house!

  12. Annette July 6, 2014 at 3:11 pm -

    I love to make Indian Butter Chicken.