Asa foetida, also known as Hing, comes from a resinous gum. Uncooked it has an unpleasant smell which totally disappears during cooking leaving an onion-garlic taste. Used in tiny quantities (pea-size) it is ideal for vegetarian dishes and adds flavour to fish and pulse dishes, particularly lentil soups (Dahl).
Ingredients: assa foetida, gum arabic, rice flour, wheat flour, colouring: curcuma.
Origin : Afghanistan