Ferula assa- foetida

Origin: Native to Iran and Afghanistan.
*also known as “devil’s dung” or “food for the devils”

Flavour: A combination of onion and garlic. *The strong and pungent smell dissipates when added during the cooking process.

Uses: Savoury dishes. A staple ingredient in Indian cuisine. Aids in digestion.

Dishes: Cabbage sautée, dhal, curry okra, Sambar.

Compliments: Cumin, cilantro, chili pepper, coriander, mustard seed, turmeric, garlic, black pepper.

Substitutes for Asafoetida: Garlic powder, onion powder.