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India's method of flavouring vegetarian dishes to have the same rich savoury flavour commonly found in meat. A housewife's favourite. Use powder as any other dry spice at the beginning of the cooking process. 

Please note: Asafoetida is a tree sap and thus very perishable when fresh. We must combine it with gum and a little amount of wheat in order to dry and transform it into a powder. Thus this is our only item that is NOT gluten free or 100% pure. We still strive to keep it as pure as possible, so our Asafoetida is 50%+ pure, and as good as we know is possible.

Asafoetida (Hing) Cooking Notes

Cuisine... Indian

Food Pairings... Vegetable dishes, soups, curries, lentils, cutlets

Flavour / Tastes Like... Mustard, Fennel, Basil

Serving size... 0.2 grams (small pinch after grinding)

Directions for use... Grind fresh using a Microplane or electric spice grinder. Use a small pinch at a time near the start of the cooking process to add a savoury flavour.

Recipes... Coconut Chutney, Spicy Tomato Onion Chutney, Aloo Matar Curry, Veggie Pakoras

Allergens... NOTE: This product contains wheat, and is not gluten-free, unlike the rest of our product range.

Asafoetida (Hing) Technical Notes

Origin... Northern India

Quality*... Grade A, Chunks, Blend, 50%+ Asafoetida

Industry Knowledge... 

Asafoetida is India's answer to savoury. This spice is most alike western Bay Leaves, Parmesan, and other ingredients that add that strong savoury flavour to food. As Indian cuisine is predominantly vegetarian, this flavour is hard to find elsewhere. Contrary to what you may think, Asafoetida as sold to Indian households is not a pure spice. It is in fact a blend of Asafoetida, Gum Arabic, and Flour. The Regency blend is highly flavourful, as it's 50%+ Asafoetida, as opposed to commonly found 15%-30% alternatives. The exact blend varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and brand to brand. But beware of those who add colourants such as Turmeric, or other diluting cheap ingredients - we've even seen sand! Our blend gives the spice it's natural bright colour and strong savoury flavour, while also giving it the right level of astringency preferred by Indians.

This spice can be easily added in small quantities of 1-2 grams, and with a slight bit of heat adds deep flavours to all Indian curries, lentils, soups and cutlets. Beware: Once you begin to incorporate Asafoetida in your daily Indian cooking, it's hard to turn back! The end result each time is a deep, flavourful dish with a long lasting mouthfeel. Lack of Asafoetida is commonly the reason why curries outside India don't feel as empowering. It also imparts a pleasant herbal aroma.Learn more about Asafoetida.

Also known as... Ferula assa-foetida blend

**Special Note... For 1kg option, product will be packed in vacuum-sealed transparent bag, not our usual aluminium resealable bag.

We cannot ship bulk purchases made on our website internationally (5kg, 10kg, 20kg cartons and up), and will have to cancel order if placed for overseas customers. Please call or email us direct if you wish to purchase in bulk quantities from us, and a member of our sales team will swiftly attend to your enquiry

Why buy Regency herbs and spices

All Regency spices are fresh, current crop herbs and spices. We pride ourselves on our taste and freshness. Regency's herbs and spices are carefully selected amongst the best varieties in the world each season - only a single variety passes our rigorous testing, and we only sell this one variety. We only sell spices in whole form for fresh grinding to ensure the best flavour and aroma when it reaches your kitchens. As a result, everyone can inspect and admire the natural beauty achieved by us! All our spices and herbs are naturally grown, and processed. They are as pure as spices can get, free from irradiation and other chemical preservation treatments - only possible due to our strict quality control standards at source. We can promise their flavours are fit for even the most royal and picky diners.

We know how hard it is to find top quality, fresh, whole spices worldwide and we have the answer. Through our 60+ years of experience in the industry, we know our spices inside-out and can provide the best tasting varieties attainable worldwide for each of our spices. Tastes are changing, and cooks who seek the absolute best possible for each ingredient know that we can provide it for them - that's why we've been in business for so long! We quickly became the leading shop for buying Indian spices and herbs in Hong Kong, and now have added our extended range of exotic herbs and spices from around the world. Read more about our heritage here.

Most importantly, we aim to provide the high quality flavours that existed in traditional times in our spice trade - flavours that have been lost due to mass production, over processing, and cutting corners to keep prices low. We partner with the greatest farmers and suppliers around the world to provide the highest grades achievable in spices. We are also passionate educators within our industry, teaching customers and competitors alike on how to buy and assess the quality of spices, as well as common tricks of the spice trade. Learn more about spices now.