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1A fetid resinous gum obtained from the roots of a herbaceous plant, used in herbal medicine and Indian cooking.
- ‘A variety of flavoured saunf (fennel seeds), fruity breath-fresheners and indigenous Indian spices like asafoetida and amchur come at Rs.40 for a 100 gm packet.’
- ‘Add cloves and asafoetida, fry until the fragrance rises.’
- ‘Fry red chillies, urad dal and asafoetida till it turns red.’
- ‘For about four handfuls of leaves, you would need about one to two spoonfuls of urad dal, a small dried red chilli, a little asafoetida and salt to taste.’
- ‘Dietary asafoetida, cumin and onion also significantly enhanced the activity of pancreatic amylase.’
- ‘Place the flour, turmeric, cumin, coriander, asafoetida and salt in a bowl.’
- ‘When hot, put in the asafetida (if using), then, a second later, the cumin seeds.’
- ‘She came in a week later reporting that the herbs were working, especially the asafoetida and ginger combination.’
- ‘She also mentions some herbs that can help - asafoetida, cumin seed, and winter savory all lower flatulence.’
- ‘Ruchi also has instant food mixes, spice powders and asafoetida under its belt, apart from a small presence in dates.’
- ‘Add sweet corn, ginger/green chilli paste, asafetida, sugar, lemon juice, oil and mix well.’
- ‘Skullcap will probably not be very effective for the individual with weak digestion and internal coldness while asafoetida will probably not be effective for the individual with a toxic, stagnant liver.’
- ‘Asafoetida water may be used in the place of asafoetida powder.’
- ‘Saute the leaves with a little ghee, roast the urad dal and chilli and grind with salt and asafoetida.’
- ‘The therapy for light abdominal pain is application of asafetida and not Baralgan.’
- ‘No plant now known from Libya or N. Africa produces a resin that resembles asafoetida.’
- ‘Apparently, he doesn't like using garlic in his food… so he uses this spice called asafetida, which is really stinky and looked like Chinese medicine powder to me.’
- ‘Cooking them with spices such as turmeric, cumin, ginger, asafoetida or garlic will kindle the digestive fire and make them easily digestible.’
- ‘Lower the fire and add the chilli powder and asafoetida.’
- ‘Avoid eating too much ginger, garlic, asafetida, hot red peppers or any types of hot peppers even in winter if you are sensitive to the sun.’
2A Eurasian plant of the parsley family, from which this gum is obtained.
Late Middle English: from medieval Latin asafoetida, from asa (from Persian azā mastic) + foetida (see fetid).
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