PTI Yellow Hing Powder or Asafoetida is a resin that is ochre in color. It is most widely used in its powdered form, which is usually yellow in color. PTI Yellow Hing powder is one of the most important spices in Indian cuisine. Even though you can temper it in oil, It tastes the best with ghee.
Hing is an age-old remedy for bloating and other stomach problems like flatulence. Hing being rich in fiber aids in digestion. The best solution is to gulp down a little thing with water or dissolve it in water and sip it. To some, it is also a cure for acidity. It also has anti-bacterial properties, which help to keep asthma at a bay. Due to its anti-microbial properties, it prevents the growth of flora in the intestines and reduces the chance of stomach infection. Also, hing being rich in potassium reduces the chances of any strokes or blockage in the heart, hence promoting overall cardiac health.
Masala Chaas (Spiced Buttermilk)
Ingredients:- 10-15 mint leaves, 5-6 coriander leaves, curry leaves, 1-2 green chilies, 1 tbsp dried ginger powder, 2 cups yogurt, 1-2 tsp hing powder, 2-3 tbsp cumin powder, 1-2 tsp lemon juice, 1 cup of chilled water, 1-tsp ghee, Salt.
Wash the mint, coriander, and curry leaves and keep them aside. In a blender, add mint, coriander, green chili, hing, dried ginger powder, jeera powder, yogurt, and salt. Blend all the ingredients until it becomes a thick froth. Add water and lemon juice to it and blend a little more. Pour the chaos in a large jug and keep it aside. For tadka, heat ghee. Add the curry leaves and jeera powder to it and saute for a minute. Now pour the masala over the buttermilk and mix it thoroughly with a big ladle.