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A gum resin, the inspissated exudate from the root of Ferula foetida (family Umbelliferae); malodorous material used as a repellent against dogs, cats, and rabbits, and formerly used as an antispasmodic; in Asia, used as a condiment and flavoring agent.
[Pers. aza, mastic, + L. fetidus, fetid]
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1. Any of several plants of the genus Ferula in the parsley family, native to dry regions in Iran and Afghanistan and having long, sturdy, hollow stems and roots yielding a brownish, strong-smelling resin.
2. The resin obtained from these plants, especially from the species Ferula assa-foetida, used as an ingredient in medicine and remedies and as a seasoning in South Asian cuisine.
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When shopping for ingredients for these dishes, don't be shy about asking Sachdeva, the shop owner, for help if you can't find, say, the tamarind or asafetida.
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Leastwise not till the Father sent her a "good man." 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.
She also reported using aloe, asafetida, catnip, garlic, lemon, and turpentine as remedies during the preceding year and recalled previous use of briar root, chinaberry, corn shucks, and pine as remedies.
Only they would know how to connect the heart of a red watermelon to the asafetida bag to the muscadine to the flashlight .
Dosa Batter Recipe Ingredients Parboiled rice 3 cups Urad wash lentil 1 cup Fenugreek seeds A' tsp Salt to taste For potato masala Boiled potato 200 gm Oil A' cup Mustard seeds 1 tbsp Asafetida 1 tsp Red chilly whole 4-6 nos Curry leaves 3-4 sprigs Ginger chopped 1 tbsp Green chili chopped 1 tbsp Onion, sliced 2 nos.
Some of the more popular chutneys are made using coconut, mint, coriander, cilantro, garlic, ginger, mango, raisin, banana, apricot, tamarind, red chili, green chili, lime, peanut, cumin, asafetida (a popular Jain or vegan spice), and tomato.
(Serves 4) 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.