Yes. This is a tip to be considered. Those days grandma never fancied using powdered asafotida. It was always solid ones. She used a nut cracker like in pic attached and break the big solid asafotida do small pieces. Super aromatic it used to be. The lazy me use powdered hing. But your comment is making me try the solid one. It's definitely more pure and aromatic as the powdered one in market are adulterated with corn flour.