Heeng Powder (Natural), 25g
Heeng Powder is a Natural herb used in curing stomach and digestive problems. This spice is used as a digestive aid, in food as a condiment, and in pickles. It typically works as a flavor enhancer an used along with turmeric is a standard component of Indian recipes such as dal (a legume curry) and the spiced potatoes that are eaten with dosas. In its pure form, its odor is so strong the aroma will contaminate other spices stored nearby if it is not stored in an airtight container.
Heeng powder is very potent and only very little is required in cooking as compared to others. Its odor and flavor become much milder and more pleasant upon heating in oil or ghee acquiring a taste and aroma reminiscent of sautéed onion and garlic. It has a unique pungent flavor and strong bitter taste. Gum Arabica acts as fixative and holds the smell for longer. Even though the smell of the heeng is not pleasant on its own but when in cooking it mixes with the fatty acids of either ghee or the cooking oil, it imparts very mild and pleasant smell. It reduces the growth of indigenous micro-flora in the gut reducing flatulence