Asafoetida Powder

(4 customer reviews)


Product description

Asafoetida powder is made from the white and milky resin from a species of giant Fennel. It has a unique smell and acidic flavour that disappear while cooking to leave a smooth and pleasant flavour similar to onion and garlic. It is often used as a substitute for garlic and onions and a wonderful substitute for people with sensitivities to such ingredients. It is a key ingredient in vegetarian Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine.



 Culinary Notes :

Asafoetida Powder is used in the following ways:

  • Use small quantities, just a pinch, as a garlic substitute
  • Use to enhance the flavour of some spice blends
  • In Indian cuisine used to make curry, upma, rasam and dhal.
  • Cook with ghee to unlock a complex flavour

Health benefits:

Asafoetida has many health benefits. It is used as a digestive aid, has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce blood pressure. It can also be used to treat colds and coughs. Great for people with fructose intolerance who desire greater flavour in their meals.

Recipe/ product links:

avani’s lamb curry

punjabi paneer curry

vegetarian sambar soup with yellow split peas

If you want to know more we have an in depth article  on our blog
asafoetida, a flavourful substitute for onion and garlic

Country of origin:

Iran, Afghanistan and India


Asafoetida , edible gum, rice flour, turmeric

Other names or spelling: Devil’s Dung, Food of the Gods, Hing, Laser, Ferula asafoetida, Asafetida, Assafetida, Assafoetida, Asafoetida, Angedan, Stinking Gum, Stink Finger, Perungayam

Additional information



4 reviews for Asafoetida Powder

  1. naz (verified owner)

    Have begun using this as a substitute for garlic and onion whilst testing a FODMAp diet. Wasn’t sure where to get it and you have a great price. I look forward to trying other products.

  2. arundellq

    Hing is essential. Supermarkets don’t sell it anymore unfortunatly.

  3. brittany146 (verified owner)

    Great substitute for garlic and onion – also immensely helps with my digestive issues!!

  4. Gay McDonald (verified owner)

    excellent hing powder and is great in Indian lime pickles

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