The Hing Powder is a powder that has a pleasant aroma and is essential to Southern Indian vegetarian cooking. It comes from the dried resin of a species of giant fennel. It is pleasantly aromatic and pungent raw and becomes mellow and garlicky when cooked in ghee. It can add a savory, umami quality to cooked dishes. It is a staple of Northern Indian spice in vegetarian cooking. It has a unique smell and flavor unpleasantly strong while raw but mellow and allium-like when sauteed in ghee. The offered Hing Powder is very effective and safe for use.