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asafoetida

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a bitter resin with an unpleasant onion-like smell, obtained from the roots of some umbelliferous plants of the genus Ferula: formerly used as a carminative, antispasmodic, and expectorant
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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 1.
Perhaps you can imagine my childish enthusiasm upon reading shortly later that the asafetida contained nine antiviral compounds.
Add asafetida, 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. An extensive line of one-step spice blends and prepared cooking sauces from Sukhi's makes the most of this region's specialties.
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.
She is described as a woman "eating collard greens with her fingers, sucking her four gold teeth" and wearing an "asafetida bag around her neck ...
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.
Browse the shelves and you'll find garam masala, tamarind paste and fenugreek seeds alongside mysterious powders such as asafetida and amchur.
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.
A whiff of asafetida. The brook-babble of Aunty gossiping....