Mukhwas: Indian After-Meal Breath Freshener

Mukhwas: Indian After-Meal Breath Freshener

Mukhwas is an Indian mixture of seeds and sweets usually eaten after a meal to aid digestion and freshen the mouth.
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Heat a dry flat pan or shallow skillet over medium heat until hot.
  3. Step 3

    Add the aniseed and roast until mildly aromatic and slightly darker. Remove from the pan and set aside to cool completely.
  4. Step 4

    Repeat the roasting procedure with the dhania dal and the sesame seeds, toasting each separately and setting aside to cool.
  5. Step 5

    If using the food coloring, put the toasted sesame seeds on a flat plate and add the drops of red food color to them. Mix well until all the seeds are coated. Allow to dry fully. Add the green food color to the dhania dal, if using, and set aside to dry completely.
  6. Step 6

    Put all of the ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well.
  7. Step 7

    Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. Consume within two weeks.