I have taken an interest in Indian cooking lately and an experimenting with a recipe for Hot Lime Pickles. Yum!
There is one very strange ingredient: Asafoetida. Is anyone familiar with it?
I find a compounded powder of Asafoetida in a local grocery, but it also has wheat and other gum, etc. I have read on the Internet that the main ingredient is extracted from a root and compounded with other things.
I love to experiment with exotic ingredients, but the additives (including the undisclosed ones) in formulated powders give me some hesitation. I am wondering if I really need this stuff? I read that Asafoetida is used as a substitute for garlic. I wonder if garlic could be substituted for Asafoetida? Hmm.
Just curious to hear what you know about this strange herb...
Thank you for your replies!