SIGN UP AND GET
10% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER

  • Receive your 10% discount code
  • Be the first to receive fascinating news
  • Benefit from our monthly special offers

Submitted details:

  • Please be assured we'll treat your information with the upmost care and will never sell it to other companies for marketing purposes. Please click on the Privacy Policy link for more details. Privacy Policy.

Captcha

* Required Fields

Organic Ayurveda
 

REFER A FRIEND AND GET
10% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER

Refer a friend and get 10% off your Maharishi AyurVeda order

  • Receive your 10% discount code
  • Be the first to receive fascinating news
  • Benefit from our monthly special offers

Submitted details:

Captcha

* Required Fields

 

Pure Hingu/Asafoetida

Back to product

Pure Hingu/Asafoetida

Pure Hingu (Asafoetida)Asafoetida is a strong flavoured resinous spice that is useful for balancing Vata. Also known as Hingu, and is a crucial ingredient in Indian vegetarian cooking.

Cooking

This spice is used as a digestive aid, in food as a condiment, and in pickling. It typically works as a flavour enhancer and, used along with turmeric, is a standard component of Indian cuisine, particularly in lentil curries, such as dal as well as in numerous vegetable dishes.

It is widely used in South Indian and Maharashtrian cuisine, which is mainly vegetarian, and is often used to harmonize sweet, sour, salty and spicy components in food. Asafoetida also serves the purpose as a vegetarian alternative to make food taste more full-flavoured and savoury. The spice is added to the food at the time of tempering. Sometimes dried and ground asafoetida (in very mild quantity) can be mixed with salt and eaten with raw salad.

Derived from a species of giant fennel, asafoetida has a unique smell and flavour. It is called for often in Indian cooking, primarily with legumes and dishes featuring vegetables such as cauliflower. While on its own, the smell may strike you as overpowering and somewhat unpleasant, in cooking it mellows out and produces a flavour similar to onion and garlic. In India this ingredient is crucial for the Jains, who do not eat root crops.

Ayurvedic Properties

Unlike garlic, it does not affect tamasic (dulling) on the senses and the mind. Asafoetida further strengthens Agni (the digestive fire) and calms Vata (air / ether element).

Asafoetida ( हींग ) is the dried latex exuded from the rhizome or tap root of several species of Ferula, a perennial herb that grows 1 to 1.5 m tall. The species is native to the deserts of Iran and mountains of Afghanistan.

Spice Wise

Maharishi AyurVeda SeasoningsThe exotic colours and heady aromas of spices can elevate an ordinary dish into a sublime feast for the sense of sight, smell and taste. What's more, most spices also come with therapeutic properties, so every meal that includes spices can become an experience in enhancing health and well-being. Ayurveda, the ancient system of healing from India, has been singing the praises of spices as "wonder foods" for thousands of years. Spices are ingredients in many synergistic ayurvedic herbal formulations, and an ayurvedic expert, when giving you advice, is as likely to recommend specific spices to include in your diet as to suggest herbal supplements for you to take.

Ideal to sauté your spice mix - Original Ayurveda Bio Ghee.


Back to product

Pure Hingu/Asafoetida

Unit: 50 g
SKU: 14003

Be the first to review this product

Availability: In stock

£15.50

Quick Overview

Pure Hingu

This spice is used as a digestive aid, in food as a condiment, and in pickling. It typically works as a flavour enhancer and, used along with turmeric, is a standard component of Indian cuisine, particularly in lentil curries, such as dal as well as in numerous vegetable dishes.

A strong flavoured resinous spice that is useful for balancing Vata. This is pure hingu, with no bulking agent (as most asafoetida has).

Contents: 50g

Pure Hingu/Asafoetida

More Views

  • Pure Hingu/Asafoetida
  • Pure Hingu/Asafoetida Illustration

Details

14003

Directions

Add to food during cooking or to lassi. Use sparingly.

Ingredients

  • Asafoetida

Contraindications/Precautions

None.

Allergy advice: Contains

None known.

Additional Information

Quantity 50 g
Ean code 5025868140038
Benefits

Pure Hingu (Asafoetida)Asafoetida is a strong flavoured resinous spice that is useful for balancing Vata. Also known as Hingu, and is a crucial ingredient in Indian vegetarian cooking.

Cooking

This spice is used as a digestive aid, in food as a condiment, and in pickling. It typically works as a flavour enhancer and, used along with turmeric, is a standard component of Indian cuisine, particularly in lentil curries, such as dal as well as in numerous vegetable dishes.

It is widely used in South Indian and Maharashtrian cuisine, which is mainly vegetarian, and is often used to harmonize sweet, sour, salty and spicy components in food. Asafoetida also serves the purpose as a vegetarian alternative to make food taste more full-flavoured and savoury. The spice is added to the food at the time of tempering. Sometimes dried and ground asafoetida (in very mild quantity) can be mixed with salt and eaten with raw salad.

Derived from a species of giant fennel, asafoetida has a unique smell and flavour. It is called for often in Indian cooking, primarily with legumes and dishes featuring vegetables such as cauliflower. While on its own, the smell may strike you as overpowering and somewhat unpleasant, in cooking it mellows out and produces a flavour similar to onion and garlic. In India this ingredient is crucial for the Jains, who do not eat root crops.

Ayurvedic Properties

Unlike garlic, it does not affect tamasic (dulling) on the senses and the mind. Asafoetida further strengthens Agni (the digestive fire) and calms Vata (air / ether element).

Asafoetida ( हींग ) is the dried latex exuded from the rhizome or tap root of several species of Ferula, a perennial herb that grows 1 to 1.5 m tall. The species is native to the deserts of Iran and mountains of Afghanistan.

Spice Wise

Maharishi AyurVeda SeasoningsThe exotic colours and heady aromas of spices can elevate an ordinary dish into a sublime feast for the sense of sight, smell and taste. What's more, most spices also come with therapeutic properties, so every meal that includes spices can become an experience in enhancing health and well-being. Ayurveda, the ancient system of healing from India, has been singing the praises of spices as "wonder foods" for thousands of years. Spices are ingredients in many synergistic ayurvedic herbal formulations, and an ayurvedic expert, when giving you advice, is as likely to recommend specific spices to include in your diet as to suggest herbal supplements for you to take.

Ideal to sauté your spice mix - Original Ayurveda Bio Ghee.

Reviews Reviews