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Old 16th June 2015, 20:44   #1531
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Whoops. would have spent Rs. 270 instead of whopping 610 for three tikkis.
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What is your experience with these masala tikkis ?
How do we use these? Can this be added to any preparation?
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Whoops. would have spent Rs. 270 instead of whopping 610 for three tikkis.
Never mind. They would be delivered at home. Now that's a bliss.

But they don't seem to have a hole in the center as DerAlte reported in his tikkis.

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What is your experience with these masala tikkis ?
They are excellent. It is basically a mixed spice packaged for convenience. My wife uses them mainly for Rajma, but you can use them for any dish, both vegetarian and non vegetarian.
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Is there a shop/place in b'lore where we can get pure/raw 'Asafoetida'/'Hing'? The 'LG' brand seems to contain lots of maida.
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Is there a shop/place in b'lore where we can get pure/raw 'Asafoetida'/'Hing'? The 'LG' brand seems to contain lots of maida.
Try Everest brand hing available in most malls. It is definitely better than LG.

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Even Ramdev brand is good for Hing/Haldi etc (don't know whether it is associated with Baba!)
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Is there a shop/place in b'lore where we can get pure/raw 'Asafoetida'/'Hing'? The 'LG' brand seems to contain lots of maida.
I don't know about Bengaluru but in Delhi you have to go to a traditional provisions store to buy the lumps of pure hing. And then again not many stock it any more.
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Is there a shop/place in b'lore where we can get pure/raw 'Asafoetida'/'Hing'? The 'LG' brand seems to contain lots of maida.
ALL the powdered Hing vendors cut the resin powder with atta, but they have different grades with different %ages of atta (check the ingredients). LG boxes, as well as those from the vendor in Rajajinagar Industrial Estate (I forget the name) are color coded (blue / green / red). One of those boxes has pure hing powder (no maida) and it is the costliest, but it is seldom on the shelves. Everest Hing in red/yellow box with a red cap is the strongest in the moderated Hings in the market.

The resin lumps are available in some Chickpet area provision stores (like Mahesh Provisions, R T Street, off BVK Iyengar Road), but you have to search a lot. As Mathursab said, one gets good Aligarh hing only in north India in the traditional pansari shops.
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Even Ramdev brand is good for Hing/Haldi etc (don't know whether it is associated with Baba!)
+1 for Ramdev hing. Very strong and authentic taste.
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I get Hing from Khadi stores in Delhi. There are two varieties - powder which seems to be 50% Hing and resin, which is pure.
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... and resin, which is pure.
Isn't the resin in the form of lumps/small irregular blocks?
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... from Khadi stores ...
Khadi Bhandar in CP?

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Isn't the resin in the form of lumps/small irregular blocks?
Yes, the resin is relatively hard, and breaks into irregular lumps (not blocks, more like broken misri).

Breaking little fragments from the lump with thumbnail, my mother used to make me measure as once, twice or thrice!
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They are excellent. It is basically a mixed spice packaged for convenience. My wife uses them mainly for Rajma, but you can use them for any dish, both vegetarian and non vegetarian.
So if a teaspoon is enough for a kilo of meat is it 1/4 of a teaspoon when using it for a meal cooked for two?

And when we use it do we still use every other spice as planned or is this an alternate to something. And is it hot/spicy?
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Isn't the resin in the form of lumps/small irregular blocks?
Yes it is small lumps. As far as I can recollect Hing is dried gum of herb
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asafoetida
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...6190754AAUjLYK

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So if a teaspoon is enough for a kilo of meat is it 1/4 of a teaspoon when using it for a meal cooked for two?

And when we use it do we still use every other spice as planned or is this an alternate to something. And is it hot/spicy?
Hing is generally used for legumes and not meats. It is also used in Kachoris which have Dal in them.

Regarding potency, you have to do a trial and error, as the potency varies even in its natural form. For powders, just keep adding till you are satisfied.

Powdered hing is just ground dried gum with a filler for ease of use. There may be mixtures which have spices, but normally there are none.
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Aroy, I think Vikram (fine69) was asking about the magic masala and you told him all about hing, LOL!
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Aroy, I think Vikram (fine69) was asking about the magic masala and you told him all about hing, LOL!
Sorry got mixed up.

Yes the quantity to be used is proportionate, but again, we tried it with meat once and gave it up. It is best with Rajma and Chole. Did not work with vegetables either.
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