Asafoetida (Hing Powder) 50g

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Asafoetida is a dried gum mainly cultivated in India. As its name suggests, asafoetida has a fetid smell but in cooked dishes, it delivers a smooth flavour reminiscent of leeks.

It plays a critical flavouring role in Indian vegetarian cuisine by acting as an umami enhancer. Used along with turmeric, it is a standard component of lentil curries such as dal, sambar as well as in numerous vegetable dishes, especially those based on potato and cauliflower. Kashmiri cuisine also uses it in lamb/mutton dishes such as Rogan Josh. It is sometimes used to harmonize sweet, sour, salty, and spicy components in food. The spice is added to the food at the time of tempering. Sometimes dried and ground asafoetida (in very small quantities) can be mixed with salt and eaten with raw salad.

As a traditional medicine asafoetida is used for flatulence and constipation.

Asafoetida is also known as devil's dung, stinking gum, hing, and ting.

Ingredients: Wheat Flour, edible Gum, Corn Oil and Asafoetida 

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