Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fennel Seeds for digestion

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Indian dishes are full of spices, chillies, oil and ghee. One needs something to digest all these wonderful food. 
It is a must in many houses for regular after food intake. It has many medicinal values. It is good for digestion but it is a good appetizer too. There are many dishes where this gives great taste. But I am giving a recipe where this Saunf of Fennel seed  is the main ingredient. 

Saunf Masala is very easy to make at home and store. Avoid betel nuts if you are giving to children.

To Fry :
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Fennel seeds - 1/2 cup, cleaned
Betel nuts (powdered) -  1/8 cup(optional)
Poppy seeds - 2 tbsp
Dry coconut - 2 tbsp, thinly sliced
Cloves - 2, powdered
Cardamom - 3, powdered

To mix
Salt a pinch
Sugar - 1 tbsp(if you are not adding small sugar stones)
sugar - 1 tsp(if you are adding small sugar stones)
Colored jeera seeds(available in the market) - 2 tbsp(optional, but kids will love it)
Small sugar stones (Kallu sakkare, available in the market) - 2 tbsp(again optional but good for health)

Take a thick bottomed kadai. Add ghee. When it melts, keep on low flame, fry all the ingredients adding one by one the way I have written. Add salt and mix well.
When cool, add colored Jeera or Cumin seeds. Store it in a airtight box. You can store it for a month.

After every meals,
enjoy it just like that or with betel leaves or paan and lime paste(choona).

Sending this to Priya's ongoing event  

Fennel seed logo

Keep Smiling,


Priya Suresh said...

Fabulous post, makes me nostalgic..just love that jeera seed candies..thanks for sending Nivi..

Umm Mymoonah said...

I remember having this in restaurants, very good to have after a heavy meal, nice post:-)

Umm Mymoonah said...

I remember having this in restaurants, very good to have after a heavy meal, nice post:-)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

love this mukhwas after lunch and dinner everyday...or we just roast saunf and add ajwain and really healps in good digestion..this looks colorful and tastes heavenly with betel leaves

sonu said...

this looks yum..its quite common in our marwaris,usually after lunch and dinner we have this saunf masala for digestion.very colourful !

Akila said...

I always love the fennel seeds simply... that too with the candies just love it dear....

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Hari Chandana P said...

Very nice post.. thanks for sharing dear !!

Unknown said...

grt post dear....thanks for sharing....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I always keep this in my kitchen....Nice pos Nive....
Hamaree Rasoi

Urmi said...

Wonderful and informative post. I always take fennel seeds after food as it helps for digestion.

Unknown said...

Lovely post, mukhwas looks just perfect ! I especially love the jeera seeds in them :-)

MAry Brown said...

It looks really amazing!! I have to try it!! Thanks for sharing :-)
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