Asafoetida, Ground

£ 2.95


Gluten free

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% natural

Hand packed in UK

Asafoetida, also known as hing or asafetida, is incredibly pungent with a likeness to garlic and onion. Native to Central Asia, Asafoetida derives from the resin of the Ferula.

This plant is native to Iran and Afghanistan and the process to produce the resin is quite labor-intensive and requires skilled workers, which makes asafoetida a relatively expensive spice. Despite its strong odour, asafoetida has a flavor that is similar to that of leeks or onions and is used as a flavoring in many dishes. Asafoetida also has a long history of use in traditional medicine and is believed to have antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and antiflatulent properties.

The tart spice is traditionally used within Indian cooking and primarily fried in a little oil to mellow the flavour. Furthermore, according to Norwegian folk law, asafoetida helps to fend off colds and the flu!

Try using small amounts to enhance the flavour of vegetable curries, pulse-based dishes and fish masalas. Looking for asafoetida recipes? Why not try making these Bengali Samosa, Shingara




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Reviews (7)

7 reviews for Asafoetida, Ground

  1. Marion Ward (verified owner)

    Excellent product in convenient packaging. Try a little in steamed rice.

  2. hanspetterm (verified owner)

    I used to buy Asafoetida from a local shop as a substitute for onions.Unfortunately it contained so much wheat flour it triggered my IBS.

    looking online I eventually found my way to Seasoned Pioneers,one of the few reputable companys selling Asafoetida without any wheat in it.
    I bought 3 packs of ground Asafoetida and got it delivered a couple of days later.

    This stuff is extremely potent compared to the previous brand I bought. I used to add about 1tsp to a big pot of stew but don’t try that with the Asafoetida from Seasoned Pioneers.Try to use really small amounts at first,a pinch or 1/16 of a tsp might be enough.

    Overall a great product and fast shipping .

  3. laila (verified owner)

    I haven’t got around to try it that much, except for in a sauce, but I have to say I’m really satisfied. Being on a low FODMAP diet and avoiding onion and garlic, I’ve really missed the flavour those two give to a dish, but asafoetida compensate to a certain degree. However, it’s very potent, so try a little first before adding more. I’ve seen a couple of other asafoetida products on the market, but they contain wheat (gluten), which this doesn’t.

  4. Kristin irene (verified owner)

    I died and went to heaven. Not being able to eat garlic nor onion due to ibs, I thought my food had to be dull and tasteless. But not any more! Thank heavens for Asafoetida!

  5. Pam Frost (verified owner)

    The warmth and friendliness of fried onions without the bulk. Good in pakoras and Indian snacks.

  6. Camilla (verified owner)

    Love it! Perfect for us with IBS, who can not use onion and garlic.

  7. Barbro Helgesen (verified owner)

    As I can’t eat onions or garlic due to IBS, this is a great substitute!
    I use it in casterol dishes, in my homemade taco seasoning, dressings, dips and all other dishes that I usually would use onion.
    One packet lasts for nearly one year, and I use it several times a week.

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Gluten free

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% natural

Hand packed in UK

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