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Vandevi Asafoetida Hing 100g

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Vandevi Asafoetida Hing 100g

Asafoetida (also spelled asafetida) is the dried gum extract (or perungayam) from ferula plants, which is the same species as giant fennel. Its pronunciation is a-sa-FE-ti-duh, but you can also call this Indian spice by its Hindi name, hing. It’s also referred to as ‘food of the gods’ because, once cooked in oil, it produces a smooth savouriness similar to that of onion or leeks.

The asafoetida plant has a very strong, pungent aroma, earning it the name ‘stinking gum’. It most commonly comes in one of two forms: a powerful brown gummy resin or a slightly less potent yellow powder which is often ‘diluted’ with other ingredients such as flour and turmeric.