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.

Ingredients :
150 gms fennel seeds
2 tbsp powdered sugar
50 gms sugar coated fennel seeds

Method :
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.

14 comments:

Indira said...

I am also a big fan of fennel after meal. Nice recipe there Purnima.
Thanks also for your lovely comment at Mahanandi.

Purnima said...

Indira,thanks for visiting, you have an extremely well set up and remarkable blog!

Asha said...

Oh, I love these! When we go to Indian restaurants, I always grab some!:))

sagari said...

i love this mouth freshner

shilpa(AR) said...

Nice recipe Purnima. I love this.

Btw..did you send the RSS feeds to mathy or India to be added to food blog desam?

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

All of look out for mukhwas after meals...making it at home is a great idea.

Purnima said...

Ashakka..I used to Grab quite a lot in tissue in my younger days! :D

Sagari-True..post meals or in-bet. times its great to munch on!

Shilpa-Thanks.I yet have to chk on RSS,did some reading but was not enough..thanks for taking time and interest!!

SC-Mixing it at home lends a speciality to this mukhwas.

remya said...

hi puri...first time here...u hav a nice blog...i do grab these like u all while goin to restuarants...i love the flavour of fennel seeds...making this at hme is really grt...

Mishmash ! said...

Purnima,Thanks a lot for visiting my page...was a bit tied up and couldnt visit u....

As Asha said, we just take a generous grab from Indian restaurants :)

Shn

maya said...

Hi Purnima,

I just visited ur blog and saw most f ur recipes.Its very good work by you. I have also just started blogging and am a novice here. Please visit my site sometime
http://konkanworld.blogspot.com/...i like ur mukhwas recipe..

Meera said...

Fantastic recipe! My husband just loves mukhwas. I can make it at home now. Thanks for sharing. :-)

madhuram said...

Glad I found this recipe Purnima. I've been looking for this for quite some time now. I didn't know what they called it, so I couldn't search it in the internet. A couple of months back my husband got a big pack of fennel instead of cumin. Because that store is also far away, he did not want to go back and return it and so I wanted to make the after food mouth freshener. Thank you so much.

Wendy said...

How many calories are in the sugar coated fennel seeds? I can't find nutritional info anywhere.

Purnima said...

Wendy --> Welcome here! Well I blog not over nutritional values, here its about a fave pop-in after meals very popular in India- only a tsp is savoured to give a fresh feel to mouth...n it might hv as much calories as an iced cookie would have..well you can use Splenda or any calorie free sugar if you wish to attempt this! :) Thankyou!