Zaaika heeng (Asafoetida) is an essential ingredient in Indian cuisine
It has a very strong and unique odor unpleasant when raw but in cooked dishes it gives a unique flavor
Being the most essential ingredient of the Indian cuisine Asafoetida gives a unique flavor and taste to your food somewhat earthy garlicky aroma
A perfect spice for those who don’t eat onion and garlic hing makes the curries and the gravies taste much more yummy
You may temper dals(as in Dal Tadka) vegetables rasam upmas soups etc
and make them lip-smacking
And not just tasty, hing is beneficial to health as well .