Asafetida, Spice - Spice Hut

Organic Asafetida - (Indian Hing Powder)

Indulge in the bold and distinctive taste of Organic Asafetida / Indian Hing Powder. A small amount adds complex, garlicky flavor to Indian curries, dals, and lentil dishes.


50 gram
$ 7.49
100 gram
$ 8.74

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Asafetida, also known as hing, adds a powerful and distinct flavor to Indian cuisine. This resinous powder has a strong, pungent aroma that mellows when cooked, leaving behind a complex, garlicky flavor with umami undertones. Asafetida is used in small quantities in curries, dals, and lentil dishes.

Note: Due to its potency, a little goes a long way.

Asafetida is often used in cuisines around the globe to add a smooth leek flavor to dishes. Asafetida is also somewhat famous for its numerous medicinal uses including applications relating to digestion antimicrobial use and fighting off the flu.

Asafetida when cooked has an aroma and smooth flavor similar to that of leeks.
More Info about this Spice
Botanical Name

Ferula assa-foetida


Western Asia (Iran, Afghanistan). Asafoetida has a strong, pungent odor, but is prized in some cuisines for its unique flavor.

Flavor Profile

Strong, pungent aroma, often described as sulfuric or garlicky, with a complex underlying flavor that becomes more palatable when cooked.

Culinary Uses

* South Asian Cuisine: Essential ingredient in many Indian curries and lentil dishes

* Use very sparingly due to the strong odor

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