18th November 2019

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What is hing powder?

Asafoetida Powder. Also known as Hing, this is a crucial ingredient in Indian vegetarian cooking. Derived from a species of giant fennel, asafoetida has a unique smell and flavor, unpleasantly strong while raw but mellow and garlicky when cooked.

Consequently, how asafoetida is made?

The resin-like gum comes from the dried sap extracted from the stem and roots and is used as a spice. The resin is greyish-white when fresh, but dries to a dark amber colour. The asafoetida resin is difficult to grate and is traditionally crushed between stones or with a hammer.
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