Asafoetida or hing, Even if the aroma does not tickle your personal taste-buds, this is one spice to keep in your kitchen. An application of hing paste is sure to calm a colicky baby as well as aid digestion in grown- ups.
Asafoetida has been used in since antiquity in Persia, Greece, Africa and India. Strangely though, today, it has almost disappeared from Western as well as Far-eastern cuisines.
- Imparts a robustly smooth flavour, yet almost fetid-smelling on its own.
- A replacement for onions and garlic to flavour curries.
- The one ingredient that’s called both – “Food of the Gods” and “Devil’s Dung”