Tucker tells me on good authority that there is no living asafetida
in the US.
Eastern Indian--Eastern Indian Cuisine adds use of other exotic spices such as niguella, or onion seeds, as well as fennel and fenugreek, along with the popular tumeric and asafetida
Browse the shelves and you'll find garam masala, tamarind paste and fenugreek seeds alongside mysterious powders such as asafetida
When the oil is very hot,put in first the asafetida
and then, in quick succession, the mustard and cumin seeds, the chillies, the fenugreek seeds and,lastly, the curry leaves.
Common spices are saffron, turmeric, asafetida
, garlic, ginger, onion, vanilla, cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, fenugreek, mustard, nutmeg, mace, dhal, and clove.
But up till then - and as long as the pines and moss, asafetida
and herbs, kept on whispering their charms to her - she claimed a right to her men friends, and a right not to end up as somebody's mama.
Cumin, coriander; chervil, sage, asafetida
, caraway seeds, garlic, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, sea, salt, kosher salt, pepper; dill, Italian parsley, allspice, clove, baking powder, baking soda, cilantro, lavender, paprika, basil, rosemary, thyme, cocoa, ginger, brown sugar, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, turmeric, black mustard seeds, tamarind, garam masala, pumpkin seeds, honey.
4 Tablespoons vegetable oil 1/8 teaspoon ground asafetida
(a brownish resin from some plants in the parsley family available in South Asian and Latin markets or from online retailers) 2 1/2 pounds fresh spinach, washed and chopped (approximately 8 cups in total after chopping) 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (optional) 2 cups water 1/4 teaspoon garam masala (a spice blend found in South Asian markets or available from online retailers) Heat oil in a very large pan over high heat.
For the sambhaar powder: 3 dried red chilis 3 tablespoons black mustard seeds 2 tablespoons coriander seeds 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 tablespoon white lentils 1 tablespoon yellow split peas 2 teaspoons fenugreek seeds 2 teaspoons cracked black peppercorns 40 curry leaves For the green beans: 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds 3 dried red chilis 8 curry leaves, coarsely chopped 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon asafetida
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 12 ounces green beans, and cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 teaspoon sambhaar powder 1 cup water Salt to taste
The last of the three volume series covers herbs and spices such as asafetida
, capers, carambola to perilla and many more.
The wearing of the asafetida
bag (2) is another practice of Aunt Jimmy's that indicates her being an African practitioner in addition to her remembrance of traditional naming practices.