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also as·a·foet·i·da  (ăs′ə-fĕt′ĭ-də)
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.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin asafētida : asa, gum (from Persian azā, mastic) + Latin foetida, feminine of foetidus, stinking; see fetid.]
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or a•sa•foet•i•da

(ˌæs əˈfɛt ɪ də)
an acrid, lumpy gum resin: formerly used as a carminative and antispasmodic.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin asafoetida=asa (< Persian āzā mastic, gum) + Latin foetida, feminine of foetidus fetid]
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A pungent brown resin used in Indian cooking.
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Noun1.asafetida - the brownish gum resin of various plantsasafetida - the brownish gum resin of various plants; has strong taste and odor; formerly used as an antispasmodic
natural resin - a plant exudate
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A thick smoke rose, diffusing a potent odor savoring marvelously of brimstone and asafetida, which, however grateful it might be to the olfactory nerves of spirits, nearly strangled poor Wolfert, and produced a fit of coughing and wheezing that made the whole grove resound.
Onion Pakora / Bhaji Servings: 6 people Ingredients: * Onion -- 3 ( sliced thin ) * Ginger -- 1 inch piece( finely chopped ) * Garlic -- 6 cloves ( finely chopped ) * Curry leaves -- a small bunch ( chopped ) * Cilantro leaves -- a small bunch (finely chopped ) * Garam masala powder -- 1/4 teaspoon * Red chilly powder -- 1/4 teaspoon * Green Chillies -- 2 ( finely chopped ) * Turmeric powder -- 1/4 teaspoon * Salt -- as per needed * Gram flour -- 1/2 cup * Water -- less than 1/2 cup * Asafetida -- a small pinch (optional) * Oil -- as per required in order to deep fry pakoras Method: 1.
Total calories per serving: 161 Fat: 5 grams Carbohydrates:20 grams Protein: 8 grams Sodium: 2 milligrams Fiber: 10 grams Sambar and Dosa (South Indian Lentil and Vegetable Stew with a Sourdough Crepe) (Serves 5) Frozen vegetable drumsticks or moringa (see: https:// deep-premium-indian-vegetable-drumsticks.jpg), asafetida powder, and black gram are available at Asian and Indian grocery stores.
His guests were blown away by the food, and Patel by their reaction:"I thought, 'We have to do this; we have to make a place that's like eating at home.'" Eggplant ravaiya YIELD: 4 servings TIME: 40 minutes INGREDIENTS: 1 cup roasted peanuts 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon jaggery (unrefined cane sugar), or cane or turbinado sugar 1 tablespoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon Kashmiri chile powder or 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger 1/2 teaspoon minced Serrano chile (if you like less heat, you can remove the seeds and pith) Pinch of asafetida (optional) 1 teaspoon chickpea flour 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 baby eggplants (see note) PREPARATION 1.
* 2 lbs chicken thighs (bone-in) * 1 cup full fat yogurt * 2 tablespoons olive oil * 1 onion, peeled and halved * 5 garlic cloves, peeled * 1/2 inch piece of ginger * 2 chilies (more if you like it spicier, I use 4) * 1 tablespoon gar am masala * 1 tablespoon paprika * 2 teaspoons ground cumin * 1 teaspoon asafetida * 1 teaspoon ground mustard * 2 teaspoons black pepper * 1 lemon (grated rind and juice) * 2 tablespoons chickpea flour * 1 teaspoon salt * Saffron, pureed beet, or more paprika Clean and dry chicken pieces.
Inspired by a traditional South Indian snack, murukku, these crisps take their unique and savory flavor profile from the Indian spice asafetida and ground red chili, both popular in South Indian cooking.
Asafetida (Ferula assa-foetida), when combined with valerian root, is used as a sedative to treat hyperactivity.
It's where heeng is asafetida. (Yes, it is really global that way.)
The top10 most frequently used plants were: Eruca vesicaria (n=69), Azadirachta indica (n=47), Citrullus colocynthis (n=32), Brassica rapa (n=25), Ocimum basilicum (n=22), Ferula asafetida (n=15), Nicotiana tabacum (n=13), Allium cepa (n=8), Withania coagulans (n=8) and Aloe vera (n=6).
Despues de su regreso, en la primavera de 1807, los ataques llegaron a ser mas violentos y frecuentes, y de mayor duracion, y su mente llego a ser tan susceptible, que fue necesario prohibir el acercamiento de cualquier persona, excepto la familia, y el unico alivio lo obtenia con fricciones, opio, asafetida y prediluvio.