Gajanand Hing (Asafoetida)
Hing mainly originates from Iran and Afghanistan, which has a fetid smell but in cooked dishes it delivers a smooth flavour. This spice is used as a digestive aid in food and as a condiment in pickle.
Asafoetida is a standard component of Indian cuisine, mainly in lentil curries and in numerous vegetables. It is also used in the preparation of some snacks.