Thursday, November 15, 2007
Mukhwas / Mouth-freshner
Saunf or Fennel seeds are usually popped in post a meal to aid digestion and also as mouth freshner. There are varieties available in India. Most commonly found are the colorful sugar-coated fennel seeds.
The one that I usually have in my pantry is a store-bought one with slight addition of sugar coated tiny candy balls, a bit of flavoured -minced-supari (chest nuts) and some mint leaves in it.
I frequented a restaurant in Borivili West (Mumbai) mainly to nibble on this. Hence I re-created it at home, and it was liked by family and friends alike. There is no cooking or hard work involved, it requires only mixing of few things.
150 gms fennel seeds
2 tbsp powdered sugar
50 gms sugar coated fennel seeds
Dry roast the fennel seeds till slightly browned and allow to cool at room temperature.
Once it cools, add powdered sugar and sugar coated fennel seeds. Store in a dry air tight container. Nibble on it any time you please!!!
We can have variations based on flavours our taste buds demand.