2 - 16 oz cans chickpeas, rinsed 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1/8 tsp asafetida
powder 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 cup onion, finely chopped 2 tsp ginger, peeled and grated 1 1/2 cups tomatoes, chopped (or canned, without their juice) 1/2 tsp turmeric 2 tsp ground coriander 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp salt 3 c water 1/2 tsp garam masala * (see below for recipe) 2 tsp lemon or lime juice 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
Perhaps you can imagine my childish enthusiasm upon reading shortly later that the asafetida
contained nine antiviral compounds.
, Omam seeds, turmeric, oil and mix it properly so as to make the dough softer.
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
But toward evening let me recommend/This, should you ever need it--/I hang a locket of asafetida
around my neck.
For making pilafs, an imperial recipe book incorporated Mongol ingredients (nettles, foraged acorns, crabapples, roasted grain flour for traveling, sheep stomach salted and dried in the wind), Chinese ingredients (orange peel, ginger, cabbage, bean paste noodles, glutinous rice powder), and West Asian traditions--spices (cinnamon, fenugreek seeds, saffron, turmeric, asafetida
, attar of roses, black pepper, baked and steamed breads, non-Chinese noodles, jams and preserves, sweet fruit drinks and syrups, distilled liquors, and soups thickened with long-grain rice, chickpeas, or noodles) (Paul D.
The extracts of Murraya koenigii, Coriandrum sativam, Ferula asafetida
and Trigonella foenum graceum were found to be effective and showed encouraging results against Ae.
A host of less-familiar flavorings and spices are moving in from the fringe: harissa (the Tunisian paste of dried red chiles, garlic, cumin, mint, cinnamon, coriander, caraway, salt and olive oil), zhoug or zhug (a Yemen paste of cilantro, green chiles, garlic, cardamom, black pepper and olive oil), chaat masala (a hot-sour spice blend of black salt, green mango powder, cumin, coriander, chiles, asafetida
and ajwain, and so much more.
No wonder: as Brown notes, epileptics at the time "might have been prescribed wild valerian, peony root, mistletoe, digitalis, quinine, white dittany, rue, narcissus, opium, asafetida
, garlic, camphor, cantharides, copper, zinc, lead, antimony, mercury, iron, silver, carbonic acid or phosphorus.
Coffee, tea, marijuana, coconut, ginger, asafetida
, carrots, and tobacco are among the plants featured.
She made her own medicines from herbs and gleanings in the woods that surrounded their home: Turpentine and sugar for worms (whether you had 'em or not); goose-grease and onion poultices wrapped in soft muslin and slapped on the bare chest; sassafras tea in spring to thin the blood; asafetida
bags to hang around the neck in winter to ward off colds.