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
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.
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asafoetida, a flavourful substitute for onion and garlic
Country of origin:
Iran, Afghanistan and India
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