Ammu Cookbook Giveaway and Gift Card for Diaspora Co spices

Enter our US/UK giveaway to win one of three copies of Ammu: Indian Home Cooking to Nourish Your Soul by Asma Khan with one US winner also receiving a $30.00 gift card to use at Diaspora Co.

Fans of Asma’s first cookbook Asma’s Indian Kitchen will be overjoyed when they get their hands on Ammu. This new collection of recipes comes from Asma Khan’s childhood, her Indian family kitchen. It is a celebration of where she comes from, of home cooking, and the inextricable link between food and love. It is also a chance for Asma to honor her ammu (mother) and to share with us the recipes that made her and rooted her to home. Beautiful photography and approachable recipes fill this stunner of a book.

Our takes you inside this beautiful book and features the following

We love Diaspora here at EYB. Not only are the spices incredible – the work being done by this company is spectacular. Find out more at their website. To celebrate this book, Diaspora will provide one winner with a $30.00 gift certificate to use on their website.

Special thanks to the US publisher, Interlink Books, for providing two copies of this title in our promotion and to Ebury in the UK for adding one additional copy for our UK members and to Diaspora Co for providing one $30.00 gift certificate to their website for one US winner. Entry options include answering the following questions in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

Visit Diaspora Co and leave a second comment about which product or spice interests you. (I love their spices but also their towels!)

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182 Comments

  • racheljmorgan  on  May 3, 2022

    Fish korma

  • lselke  on  May 3, 2022

    Gobi masala.

  • lselke  on  May 3, 2022

    Kashmiri saffron and some fridge magnets!

  • LSanders  on  May 3, 2022

    Coconut ladoo

  • LSanders  on  May 3, 2022

    Aranya black pepper

  • ravensfan  on  May 3, 2022

    Prawns with peas and potatoes (Chingri aloo mattar chorchori)

  • ravensfan  on  May 3, 2022

    Masala Dabba

  • matag  on  May 3, 2022

    Prawn croquette

  • matag  on  May 3, 2022

    Kashmiri Saffron

  • mjes  on  May 3, 2022

    Prawns with peas and potatoes (Chingri aloo mattar chorchori)

  • rchesser  on  May 3, 2022

    Ammus’s chicken biryani.

  • rchesser  on  May 3, 2022

    I would love to try the Panneer Rose.

  • thecharlah  on  May 3, 2022

    Fish kabab (Macchi kabab)

  • thecharlah  on  May 3, 2022

    Aranya Black Pepper

  • AlexHH  on  May 4, 2022

    Mini Lamb Koftas with Mint Yoghurt Dip

  • rkosully  on  May 4, 2022

    I would first like to make the pumpkin coconut soup!

  • lean1  on  May 4, 2022

    Coriander and mint chutney

  • lean1  on  May 4, 2022

    Spice company’s Tumeric

  • rkosully  on  May 4, 2022

    I’m interested in the Sugandhi Fenugreek.

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  May 4, 2022

    Mini lamb koftas with mint yoghurt dip

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  May 4, 2022

    Kashmiri Saffron

  • Nanaree04  on  May 4, 2022

    Onion Fritters

  • nvernon  on  May 4, 2022

    Black chickpeas (Kala channa) because I have a bag in my pantry I am saving for something like this.

  • nvernon  on  May 4, 2022

    Sivathei Chillies

  • bluepastrami  on  May 4, 2022

    looks wonderful.

  • bluepastrami  on  May 4, 2022

    Lahsun Mirch chutney

  • bluepastrami  on  May 4, 2022

    and Diaspora’s product list is amazing.

  • tarae1204  on  May 4, 2022

    Baked chicken thighs with herbs (Hariyali murgh) with the recommended accompaniment Rose, apricot and pistachio pulao.

  • tarae1204  on  May 4, 2022

    The Cassata Cream apron is from my dreams! Love the colors and pattern.

  • Zigzag123  on  May 5, 2022

    Coconut Aldo 🥥

  • PennyBarr  on  May 5, 2022

    That’s an easy one – I fish curries and kormas so I’d try the Fish Korma first.

  • kmn4  on  May 5, 2022

    Paneer with saffron and cream (Shahi paneer)

  • sayeater  on  May 5, 2022

    Special potatoes (Khaas aloo) isn’t a recipe I’ve encountered before ( I have a huge Indian cookbook collection) so it definitely caught my eye. Very excited to be able to browse this book soon.

  • sayeater  on  May 5, 2022

    Sirārakhong Hāthei chilies from Diaspora caught my eye because I’m always on the lookout for new-to-me varieties. I do have several other spices of theirs and appreciate the quality.

  • DarcyVaughn  on  May 5, 2022

    Smoky mashed tomatoes (Tamatar bharta)

  • DarcyVaughn  on  May 5, 2022

    Konkan Kokum

  • kmn4  on  May 5, 2022

    Panneer Rose petals!

  • lsmedley  on  May 5, 2022

    Cheese korma

  • lsmedley  on  May 5, 2022

    I’ve heard the turmeric from Diaspora Co is amazing and I can’t wait to try it

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  May 5, 2022

    Potatoes, cauliflower and peas (Aloo gobi mattar)

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  May 5, 2022

    Nagauri Paan Methi

  • RickPearson54  on  May 6, 2022

    fish korma

  • RickPearson54  on  May 6, 2022

    Kashmiri saffron

  • SamanthaV  on  May 6, 2022

    Spiced potato balls in chickpea batter (Aloo bonde)

  • SamanthaV  on  May 6, 2022

    The spices I’d love to try are in the Masala Dabba set.

  • hrk  on  May 6, 2022

    Spiced potato balls in chickpea batter

  • hrk  on  May 6, 2022

    Sivathei chilis

  • roxlet  on  May 6, 2022

    Mini Lamb Koftas with Mint Yoghurt Dip

  • Lafauvette  on  May 6, 2022

    Friendship bread (Dosti roti)

  • Lafauvette  on  May 6, 2022

    Naga Hills hibiscus

  • vickymullaney  on  May 6, 2022

    Ma’s Prawns

  • dusksunset  on  May 6, 2022

    Gobi masala

  • dusksunset  on  May 6, 2022

    Baked chicken thighs with herbs (Hariyali murgh)

  • Leonard5854  on  May 6, 2022

    Paneer with saffron and cream (Shahi paneer)

  • Leonard5854  on  May 6, 2022

    Pragati turmeric

  • reader1trees  on  May 6, 2022

    Fresh gooseberry chutney, the ingredients sound delectable.

  • reader1trees  on  May 6, 2022

    The chillies looked very interesting but what really caught my eye was the nutmeg and mace video, fascinating.

  • dataentrytard  on  May 6, 2022

    Potatoes with peas

  • priyamaine  on  May 7, 2022

    fish korma!

  • priyamaine  on  May 7, 2022

    chai masala!

  • Curlyfatkins  on  May 7, 2022

    Chicken seekh kabab grilled with ginger and pickled shallots (Murgh seekh kabab)

  • maisietoo  on  May 7, 2022

    I’d like to try Chicken seekh kabab grilled with ginger and pickled shallots (Murgh seekh kabab). Sounds mouth-wateringly good!!

  • maisietoo  on  May 7, 2022

    Wild Heimang Sumac looks like an interesting spice. Is that not from the ‘Staghorn’ tree?

  • LaurenE  on  May 7, 2022

    Coconut ladoo

  • LaurenE  on  May 7, 2022

    Naga Hills hibiscus

  • Spud13  on  May 7, 2022

    Fresh gooseberry chutney (Amla chutney)

  • Spud13  on  May 7, 2022

    Haldi Doodh

  • virjeania  on  May 7, 2022

    Sounds very tasty Friendship bread (Dosti roti)

  • virjeania  on  May 7, 2022

    I am fascinated with the tumeric…who knew there were different ones available.

  • maggz19671  on  May 7, 2022

    Gobi massala

  • ozfoodie  on  May 8, 2022

    Paneer kofta

  • ozfoodie  on  May 8, 2022

    Anamalai mace

  • BMeyer  on  May 8, 2022

    stuffed meat patties

  • BMeyer  on  May 8, 2022

    saffron

  • wildchild  on  May 8, 2022

    Red chutney

  • eggplantolive  on  May 8, 2022

    rose, pistachio + apricot pulao

  • clairew137  on  May 8, 2022

    Coconut ladoo

  • dzm  on  May 8, 2022

    Macchi kabab

  • dzm  on  May 8, 2022

    Kashmiri saffron

  • chromiumman  on  May 9, 2022

    the spiced potato balls in chickpea batter

  • chromiumman  on  May 9, 2022

    the naga hills hibiscus

  • amylou61  on  May 9, 2022

    I’d try the Pumpkin Coconut Soup

  • amweeks  on  May 9, 2022

    I’d love to make the Aubergine fritters!

  • Betsy77  on  May 9, 2022

    Baingan pakora

  • Betsy77  on  May 9, 2022

    Diaspora’s Chai Masala

  • swayingoak  on  May 9, 2022

    All the prawns!!!

  • betsyradelow  on  May 9, 2022

    Spiced cauliflower (Gobi masala)

  • oduong930  on  May 10, 2022

    fish korma

  • oduong930  on  May 10, 2022

    kashmiri saffron

  • sarahawker  on  May 10, 2022

    Stuffed meat patties (Shami kabab)

  • sarahawker  on  May 10, 2022

    The pantry refresh from Dispora looks perfect.

  • sarahteertzah  on  May 10, 2022

    Mini lamb koftas with mint yoghurt dip

  • sarahteertzah  on  May 10, 2022

    I’d be interested in the Kashmiri Saffron

  • michalow  on  May 11, 2022

    I’d like to try the smoky mashed tomatoes.

  • michalow  on  May 11, 2022

    I would like to try Diaspora’s Nandini coriander.

  • kmwyman  on  May 11, 2022

    Calcutta style noodles

  • kmwyman  on  May 11, 2022

    All of the spices look delicious, but my #1 pick is a Kadipatta Plant. So hard to find!

  • ChicagoJen  on  May 12, 2022

    Onion fritters, love fried onions. mmmm

  • ChicagoJen  on  May 12, 2022

    Roshni Mortar & Pestle is stunning.

  • Laura1  on  May 15, 2022

    Kala channa

  • Laura1  on  May 15, 2022

    Kashmiri Saffron

  • PennyG  on  May 15, 2022

    Spicy sesame potatoes (Til wale aloo)

  • PennyG  on  May 15, 2022

    Sugandhi Fenugreek

  • Lora724  on  May 16, 2022

    I would like to try the Stir-fried aubergines (Karai baingan).

  • Lora724  on  May 16, 2022

    The Chai Masala sounds very interesting to me.

  • LeMinou  on  May 17, 2022

    Gobi masala

  • LeMinou  on  May 17, 2022

    The Trio spice

  • madelainebj  on  May 18, 2022

    Fish Korma

  • Ishtar  on  May 18, 2022

    Spicy Duck Curry

  • Ishtar  on  May 18, 2022

    Panneer Rose

  • Dannausc  on  May 19, 2022

    Coriander and mint chutney

  • Dannausc  on  May 19, 2022

    Wild cinnamon quills

  • cilantrolime  on  May 19, 2022

    Onion fritters

  • silversand  on  May 21, 2022

    Aubergine fritters (Baingan pakora)

  • silversand  on  May 21, 2022

    Kishmish x Diaspora Co. Candle – what an interesting idea! Love the repurposed jar

  • banba1  on  May 22, 2022

    Pumpkin coconut soup (Kaddu nariyal shorba)

  • banba1  on  May 22, 2022

    The Essential Masala Dabba

  • maci234  on  May 22, 2022

    Fish korma

  • TammyDee  on  May 22, 2022

    The skewered beef in gravy would be first on my list.

  • TammyDee  on  May 22, 2022

    Diaspora has so many interesting things! I’d like to try something new to me, like Himalayan Tejpatta with Cinnamon, Honey, Eucalyptus & Fernet.

  • artthecat  on  May 25, 2022

    Apple, chilli and walnut chutney

  • Frenchfoodie  on  May 25, 2022

    Ooh, I’d love to try Aloo Bonde, I’ve only had at restaurants, never seen in a cookbook.

  • moralla  on  May 25, 2022

    Bengali-style prawns with spinach

  • moralla  on  May 25, 2022

    kashmiri chili

  • NaomiH  on  May 25, 2022

    Chicken in white gravy (Safed murgh ka saalan)

  • NaomiH  on  May 25, 2022

    I’d love Anamali Mace from Diasora Co.

  • laurenodell  on  May 26, 2022

    Fish korma

  • foodie16  on  May 26, 2022

    Spiced leg of lamb (Sikandari raan)

  • foodie16  on  May 26, 2022

    Kashmiri Saffron. I have been cooking with Persian saffron for 40 years, I think it may be the same thing.

  • elysedc  on  May 27, 2022

    dosti rosti!!

  • boldlyreal  on  May 27, 2022

    Spiced Cauliflower

  • CurtisL  on  May 27, 2022

    Stuffed Meat Kofta

  • lauriesk  on  June 3, 2022

    Chicken seekh kabab grilled with ginger and pickled shallots (Murgh seekh kabab)

  • lauriesk  on  June 3, 2022

    Anamalai Cacao

  • MKBGeorgi  on  June 4, 2022

    Indian cheese balls (Paneer kofta)

  • stargirl  on  June 5, 2022

    Indian Cheese Balls for my son who loves paneer!

  • stargirl  on  June 5, 2022

    I just ran out of coriander seed so I would order Nandini Coriander!

  • Cjennings  on  June 5, 2022

    Fish Korma

  • threefourpfeif  on  June 7, 2022

    Spicy potato mash, raw version (Aloo bharta 1) looks delicious!

  • threefourpfeif  on  June 7, 2022

    Pragati Turmeric sounds interesting based on the reviews

  • RSW  on  June 8, 2022

    Chicken seekh kabab grilled with ginger and pickled shallots (Murgh seekh kabab)

  • RSW  on  June 8, 2022

    would love to have a masala dabba. of the spices any cardamom.

  • justcooking  on  June 9, 2022

    Paratha Stuffed with Peas

  • fbrunetti  on  June 10, 2022

    Prawns with peas and potatoes

  • fbrunetti  on  June 10, 2022

    masala dabba

  • kitchen_chick  on  June 10, 2022

    Prawn biryani

  • kitchen_chick  on  June 10, 2022

    Tadka Spoon

  • skyejaden  on  June 10, 2022

    Coconut Ladoo

  • cellenly  on  June 10, 2022

    baraka cardamom

  • cellenly  on  June 10, 2022

    Ma’s prawns

  • ktpotat  on  June 11, 2022

    Onion Fritters

  • ktpotat  on  June 11, 2022

    cinnamon

  • LEKcookbooks  on  June 12, 2022

    Lavender sandesh — I’d not heard of sandesh before (I had to look it up) and I’m always willing to try a new sweet! Especially one with lavender!

  • LEKcookbooks  on  June 12, 2022

    I haven’t bought whole spices much, usually pre-ground, so the seeds and arils interest me — especially the coriander and cumin seed.

  • JenjiD  on  June 13, 2022

    Chicken seekh kabab grilled with ginger and pickled shallots (Murgh seekh kabab)

  • JenjiD  on  June 13, 2022

    Peni Miris Cinnamon

  • orchidlady01  on  June 14, 2022

    Stuffed meat patties (Shami kabab)

  • orchidlady01  on  June 14, 2022

    I would get a Build Your Own Pack from Diaspora Co.

  • KarenDel  on  June 15, 2022

    Aubergine fritters (Baingan pakora)

  • KarenDel  on  June 15, 2022

    Iniya Cardamom

  • uk2nl  on  June 16, 2022

    Spicy scrambled eggs (Khagheena)

  • Sand9  on  June 17, 2022

    Spiced Cauliflower x

  • renharvey  on  June 17, 2022

    Cauliflower in a rich coconut gravy (Shahi gobi saalan)

  • renharvey  on  June 17, 2022

    Himalayan Tejpatta

  • eroachTN  on  June 17, 2022

    Fish korma!

  • Tina99  on  June 17, 2022

    Spiced Leg of Lamb

  • avonleajules  on  June 17, 2022

    Ammus’ chicken biryani

  • avonleajules  on  June 17, 2022

    Masala dabba

  • love2chow  on  June 18, 2022

    Fish with double onions (Machher dopiyaza)

  • love2chow  on  June 18, 2022

    The masala dabba with the Wild Heimang Sumac, Baraka Cardamom, Pragati Turmeric, Kashmiri Chillies, Bindu Black Mustard, Sugandhi Fenugreek, Sivathei Chillies

  • Shana.  on  June 18, 2022

    Masala Dabba

  • Shana.  on  June 18, 2022

    Spiced cauliflower (Gobi masala)

  • scrags  on  June 18, 2022

    Spiced leg of lamb (Sikandari raan)

  • slumberandscones  on  June 18, 2022

    Pumpkin coconut soup

  • Ordinaryblogger  on  June 19, 2022

    Pumpkin coconut soup sounds wonderful!

  • Teaspoon67  on  June 19, 2022

    The Spiced Cauliflower, I’m always looking for new ways to cook it.

  • teamkies  on  June 23, 2022

    Fried bitter gourd (Karela bhaja)

  • teamkies  on  June 23, 2022

    Wellness Trio gift set

  • LABeachGal  on  June 23, 2022

    Ghee-fried pancakes soaked in syrup sounds amazing!

  • LABeachGal  on  June 23, 2022

    I love the Roshni Mortar & Pestle!

  • GaCathy  on  June 24, 2022

    Onion fritters

  • DFarnham  on  June 24, 2022

    Cauliflower in coconut gravy!

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