The Spice Lab (Hing Powder) - Asafoetida Powder - Kosher Non-GMO All Natural Spice
- AUTHENTIC ASAFOETIDA: Asafoetida is also spelled asafetida or referred to by its Hindi name, hing. No matter what you call it, this powder is a staple in Indian cuisine. Its what gives these dishes their authentic, delicious, umami taste, despite its outright pungent smell.
- ORIGINS: Asafoetida comes from the sap extracted from the roots and stem of the ferula plant, an herb thats related to celery. The dried gum from the sap is then ground into a yellow powder. Asafetida is cultivated mainly in Iran and Afghanistan, as well as specific parts of India and has a distinguishable earthy, sulfurous aroma.
- FLAVOR AND AROMA: Lets be honest, raw asafoetida does not smell pleasant, instead it has a sulfuric odor akin to that of rotten eggs. But as rancid as its aroma, it does absolute wonders to dishes, lending its nickname- the food of the gods. When cooked, asafoetida has a way of rounding out the flavor of seasonings and foods its added to, and its flavor transforms into a more pleasant, garlicky-onion taste.
- COMMON USE: Asafoetida is used as a staple ingredient in Indian cuisine, particularly vegetarian dishes like the lentil curry, dal. It can also be added to cheese, egg, fish or meat dishes. A little goes a long way when it comes to adding asafoetida to dishes. Only add a pinch or two of the powder to dishes along with other spices while cooking. The longer you cook asafoetida, the more mellow it tastes. Never use asafoetida as a finishing spice, as its only intended to be cooked with.
- PREMIUM QUALITY: Asafoetida powder is always made and packaged here in America. All-natural, gluten-free, kosher and non-GMO, this seasoning has a unique flavor that gives your meal that perfect savory, umami taste.
Asafoetida Powder is a very strong, pungent spice, common in Indian cuisine, which acts as a flavor enhancer in dishes such as curries and stews. It is mainly used in dishes featuring legumes.
Fine, off-white to light yellow powder. Strongly sulfurous aroma, which mellows significantly with cooking. Taste is similar to cooked onions or garlic. Contains wheat flour.