Buy Asafoetida (Hing)
India's method of flavouring vegetarian dishes to have the same rich savoury flavour commonly found in meat. A housewife's favourite. Use powder as any other dry spice at the beginning of the cooking process.
Please note: Asafoetida is a tree sap and thus very perishable when fresh. We must combine it with gum and a little amount of wheat in order to dry and transform it into a powder. Thus this is our only item that is NOT gluten free or 100% pure. We still strive to keep it as pure as possible, so our Asafoetida is 50%+ pure, and as good as we know is possible. Asafoetida in it's whole form is extremely hard - you need to use a microplane or a powerful electric mill for grinding. We would highly suggest getting it ground by us for convenience.
Asafoetida (Hing) Technical Notes:
Origin: Northern India
Quality: Grade A, Blend, 50%+ Asafoetida
Asafoetida (Hing) Cooking Notes:
Flavour: Mustard, Fennel, Basil
Usage: Grind and use a small pinch at a time near the start of the cooking process to add a savoury flavour to vegetarian food.
Please note that our ingredients are 100% natural and processed using traditional methods. As a result there may be some visible imperfections. Our spices will have variations in size and colour due to factors such as the amount of sunlight they received when growing, or the amount of rainfall in a particular season. These differences in appearance are entirely normal, and are the result of not treating them with any chemicals, reducing unnecessary hand selection, and minimizing waste.
Actually I asked for whole hing and not the hing powder because we South Indians find more flavour with the whole hing and when powdered it loses its flavour to some extent. But I received hing powder only
Always fresh, and tastes great!
Good quality and taste of asafoetida
Difficult to use.
Hi! Yes we agree the asafoetida is extremely hard, and described as such on our website. We sell the product whole in it's original form. We offer fresh grinding and are happy to exchange ground product and take back your whole one if you like?
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