Thursday, 25 March 2010

Asafoetida, More than just Yellow Powder!!

Asafoetida, is a very common culinary herb, and dirty yellow in color with a pungent smell.  Also known as a devil's dung, stinking gum is extensively used in for the purpose of cooking many parts of the world, espicially in India...In India commanly known as Hing has yellow colour and used in powderd form.. Asafoetida was introduced to India by traders coming in from the North West (Afghanistan and Iran)...In India, asafoetida is used to commonly used to flavor spicy curries, stir-fries, sauces and in pickles. Asafoetida has also displayed some amazing medicinal properties and nutrition benefits.  I never make my any savoury dishes without Asafoetida or Hing...



A pinch of asafoetida is normally added to food preparations consisting of potatoes, lentils, peas, etc. (foods which cause gas related problems).

When suffering from bloating, a pinch of Asafoetida in a glass of water helps relieve the suffering.

A pinch of Asafoetida when placed in the dental cavity relieves toothache.

Even a pinch of kitchen cupboard spice can claim significant health benefits.  BUT REMEMBER Asafoetida can cause nausea and vomiting if consumed in excess....

This goes to Home Remedies event hostd by Ruchikas cook started by A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine..

48 comments:

  1. Thank you for these useful informations. I know Asafoetida only by name but I dind't think it was edible. Bye dear :X

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  2. great to know about sides of hing.thanks for sharing

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  3. Thanks for sharing the home remedies

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  4. Hey, this is such a useful post..lovely click too..

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  5. Hi
    My kitchen is never out of stock of this!!! I love the aroma of this in Sambhar!!! mmmmm!!!
    Very helpful information! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Nice tips..I use hing while cooking rajma chole and lamost enything and evrything except sweets

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  7. very useful tips abt hing...good one jagruti..

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  8. That was a great information, dear. nice click

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  9. Don't know about the yellow powder...there are so many kinds of Indian spices that I don't know.

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  10. Agree totally with you about the asafoetida. Nice post and good luck for the event.

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  11. I hated this powder when i was little,now i am loving it.nice post

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  12. Very informative post dear!I just knew only one property.

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  13. Very useful post, never thought that asafoetida powder can relieve the toothache.;thanks for sharing..

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  14. useful info about yellow powder...thanks for sharing...

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  15. Great post and very informative, thanks for the info, Jagruti....

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  16. Yep..I make no savory food without hing in it..thanks for sharing the home remedy..it helps..

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  17. Thanks for sharing this remedy Jagruti, Cooking without hing is never the same..

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  18. very useful information.never knew all these!

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  19. I just love your blog....learning so many new things!

    xoxo

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  20. Very nice info..It must have powder in kitchen..

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  21. Great write up about these non-noticeable fellas. We do add them to all the dishes that calls for tamarind.

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  22. very useful informations.....

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  23. Very interesting info on Asafoetida, thanks!

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  24. I've never heard of this...I'm very interested in Indian cusine, because it is so unfamiliar to me.

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  25. I am always amazed at how good Indian spices are for you. Sure they taste good, but all of them have medicinal properties as well! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  26. very nice and useful information jagruti!! there is an award for you in my blog, please get it :)

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  27. Jagruti,

    you have given importance to poor asafetodia in our kitchen, even though we don,t care her she is too good.

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  28. helpful information!.. feels nice to browse your blog checking recipes and listening to good songs..

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  29. Please Collect ur award from my blog.

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  30. Such interesting facts about hing. I never use this as I hate the pungent smell of it.Now i know its benefits maybe I should use it. :)

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  31. Nice post, thanks for these informations, very useful!

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  32. Sometimes I use asafoetida powder in Rasam. Nice !

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  33. thats a great info Jagruti..

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  34. Nice post! there is a saying in "Kannada" regarding asafoetida.i came across your blog while browsing,nice feel...

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  35. nice and informative about hing.

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  36. Great an informative post. Thanks Jagruti

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  37. Useful info about asafetida...thanks for sharing :)

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  38. hey very informative n useful tips jagruti abt hing...nice write up

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  39. I never used this powder till. I don't like it's smell. I'll try once. Informative post.

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  40. very helpful post, jagruti...I use hing in a lot of my cooking too...

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  41. Nice post. I too use hing in every possible savory dish. I simply love it. Never knew it could be used to relieve toothache.

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  42. very informative post jagruthi...

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  43. This is a great post because I didn't know about asafoetida. We have a jar and home (I'm not sure why) and know I can know more about it!

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  44. Gr8 Info.. thanks for sharing!!

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  45. all our dishes have a dash of asafoetida...never knew that it would relieve tooth ache.

    Good one Jagruti!

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