Asafoetida - a rare spice is listed in the "Red Book."A beautiful name, it owes its homeland - Iran and Afghanistan.The three-meter plant can live up to 10 years, and all the while her small flowers exude a very unpleasant smell, a sort of mixture of onions and garlic, but very concentrated.Samu spice obtained from the sap, which give the roots of asafoetida.As a spice asafetida can be dry and resin.Corn resin bonded together with a pungent odor - that's the real asafoetida, which can be added to various dishes.
hing can be added to the fatty dishes: lamb, rice with vegetables, cakes, canned food.Perfectly complements the beans.
This amazing spice helps with flatulence, increases appetite.You can buy a spice in Indian stores or look in the supermarkets.
use asafoetida in cooking
taste quality spices, not to mention the smell of it, can only assess the real hunter exotic aromas and wonderful cook.The smell of spices is in the room the whole day, and its taste you will feel for a long enough tim
To cook with asafoetida, you must be at least a good friend of the Iranian chef.Otherwise, you run the risk of simply soak unpleasant smell and refuse to cooking.If you do decide to experiment, you'll need to know some facts about hing:
- successfully combined with turmeric, cumin, ginger, black mustard.
- add onion and garlic in the dish, using and asafoetida, is not necessary.After all, it is the replacement of the two ingredients.
- asafoetida resin is used in very small quantities, thus necessarily obzharivaya it in oil.
- Being highly corrosive air, asafoetida absolutely leaves no breath.
recipe salad with warm Indian asafoetida
For novice gourmet - culinary best to start with a delicious but simple dishes.Salad in this regard - the easiest and fastest option.
- Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan, add half a teaspoon of mustard seeds and fry 30 seconds to crack.
- Here comes asafoetida.Quite a bit to add seeds, plus there is a fresh chili pepper without seeds, finely chopped.
- Now it's shredded vegetables.You can put in all the pan 150 grams of sweet pepper, 250 grams of papaya, as much cabbage.Immediately seasoned with lemon juice and a bit of ginger.Fry the vegetables for 4 minutes on high heat.
- Salad Serve warm decorated with cilantro.
- Combine a warm salad with lentils, or can be brown rice.
Asafetida.This was nice and oriental word hides a unique plant, which is used in medicine more often than in cooking.
asafoetida treated for rabies, and hormonal imbalance, ear pain and fever.And this is not a complete list.We are with you in order to learn more about this spice, it is better to invite her to his kitchen.And there already read the appropriate recipe and rasprobovat with household.And they, of course, agree to try any dish that contains a mysterious asafoetida.