Been to the Indian restaurant? Have you tasted the sugar-coated fennel offered as mouth freshener? Indeed, it is a very refreshing and a mildly sweet tasting fennel seeds make you feel, but then when you are at home you just want to feel a bit more healthy. Still, a mouth freshener to have and chew on as you savour the moments of a good dinner is a feeling I can’t describe…you just have to experience it.
Now that means you have to got to take off the excess sugar coating. As promised earlier in the year I am trying to keep off the sugar. So here is a sweet and savoury version I managed out of the best after-dinner mint munch.
Why a mukhwas?
Mukhwas when a word is broken down come to “mukh” as in face and “vas” as in the sweet smell. Just not as a mouth freshener, the seeds and aromatics chewed to aid in digestion.
The fennel in the preparation is useful to reduce bloating.
The seeds are naturally iron-rich and give ample mineral addition
I made both a sweet one and a savoury lemon one for both my whims. Stored them in a bottle so here are the recipes
Here are a couple of well-tested recipes from Indian cuisine to try before the mukhwas
The recipe is added to A to Z recipes as we have letter f on schedule and here you have a double f alphabet one…flax seeds and fennel seeds. Have fun.