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£4.70 per 100g.

Asafoetida is the spice that makes Indian food taste Indian!  It has a very strong, pungent smell but when used properly supercharges every other spice in your dish. 

Asafoetida must be cooked directly into the pan with fat (oil or ghee usually). To make the flavour truly shine, add it to your other spices (any combination of cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cardamom, and fennel seeds will do the trick) after they’ve tempered in hot oil and let it dissolve for about 30 seconds before mixing into veg, meat, lentils, or rice.