Extracted from various species of a perennial herbs known as Ferula, Asafoetida or Hing forms an indispensable part of Indian kitchens. Distinguished for its pungent odour as well as for being a perfect example of the word piquant, it has extremely distinct flavour and aroma that adds life to any dish of your choice. It is technically a gum-resin which is processed by drying and grounding into a coarse, yellow powder for making it fit for consumption.
Along with the culinary uses, it is also known for having various medical benefits and has a prominent place in traditional medicine due to its carminative, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, sedative and diuretic properties. It works really great as a digestive spice that helps in reducing gas issues as well as has the additional benefit of lowering cholesterol.
Given the therapeutic and curative powers that Asafoetida exhibits, it is no doubt that it is sometimes referred to as the “Food of the Gods”.
Asafoetida is one of those earthy ingredients that is one of the must-haves of your kitchen. KAKA BANDHANI HING is one such product that is prepared by mixing different varieties of Asafoetida depending upon their unique aromas to get your meal a taste that takes you a whole new world of mouth-watering flavours.