Hing is a spice which was introduced to Indian markets by Persian traders as a medicine for curing digestion problems. But slowly this exotic spice found its way into the Indian kitchens as Indians discovered its taste after frying which is addictive.
As a matter
of fact it is quite interesting that All over world it's only India
where this spice is consumed while this product has always been imported
in India and never grown in India.
The company was established by Late Shri Ram Lal Bhatia when he came to India after partition from his ancestral homeland Peshawar which is situated in north west frontier province of present day Pakistan. Due to its geographical proximity to Kabul which is situated just 50 km from Peshawar, Peshawar was a market that used to be flourished with Afghani and Pashtun farmers with their produce which included dry fruit and Hing. Ram Lal Bhatia used to buy hing from the farmers in those early times and used to sell it to other Indians in main land India. As time passed by India went through partition and eventually he came to India.
After coming to India he settled in Delhi and started importing hing to India and was amongst the first very few importers of this product in India.
The business was then joined over by his sons who made the company witness new heights by expanding the market till down southern part of India and literally selling to whole sellers of hing manufacturers and masala companies, Papad and namkeen manufacturers all over India.
As time passed RL traders Hingwala has modernised itself and installed modern machinery to manufacture hing in pure as well as compounded granules and powder form in hygienic conditions.
The business is now currently being run by 3rd generation and are currently importing Hing from Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Iran and are one if the biggest importers of Hing in India.