What is hing?

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Nozlee Samadzadeh
Nozlee Samadzadeh June 7, 2012

"Hing" is another word for "Asafoetida." It's the dried sap from the root of an asafoetida plant, which is an herb.

It also smells really bad! But never fear -- it adds a complex, onion-y, umami taste to curries and other Indian dishes.

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