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.
- Serves: 10 persons
- ½cup plain aniseed
- ½cup dhania dal (the core of a coriander seed)
- ½cup sesame seeds (or Betel nut slivers)
- Few drops red food color
- Few drops green food color
- ½cup chuara supari (or sugar candy)
- 1teaspoon rose essence
- 1teaspoon peppermint essence
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Heat a dry flat pan or shallow skillet over medium heat until hot.
Step 3Add the aniseed and roast until mildly aromatic and slightly darker. Remove from the pan and set aside to cool completely.
Step 4Repeat the roasting procedure with the dhania dal and the sesame seeds, toasting each separately and setting aside to cool.
Step 5If 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.
Step 6Put all of the ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well.
Step 7Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. Consume within two weeks.