Asafoetida powder, also known as “the spice of the gods,” is a pungent and resinous spice derived from the sap of the Ferula plant. With a strong, savory aroma reminiscent of garlic and onion, it is used sparingly to enhance the flavor of various dishes. Valued for its umami-rich properties, asafoetida powder adds a unique and intense depth of flavor, making it a prized ingredient in traditional and modern culinary applications. Vadouvan spice blend can contain asafoetida powder as one of its ingredients.