To provide that essential Tadka to each dish, Laljee Godhoo & Co has been a trusted manufacturer of compounded asafoetida since 1894. To use L. G. lumps, cook a piece of this cake in oil to bring out its piquant qualities. As soon as asafoetida is added to a liquid, it brings out an earthy aroma to amplify flavours of certain dishes like sambhar, rasam and other stews. A pinch of L. G. Powder can be directly added to oil along with your favourite spices, and it will blend in the backdrop, bringing out enhanced flavours of other spices. Compounded asafoetida is also useful as a digestive spice that has the additional benefit of lowering cholesterol and reducing gas, and other health problems.