Mukhwas is an Indian mix of fennel and other spices, served after dinner as a breath freshener and digestive.
The aniseed flavour of the fennel seeds, the addition of mint essences and added sugar leaves the mouth feeling clean and smelling great.
This is what I used:
- 1 tsp Fennel seeds
- 1/2 tsp Dhanna Dal
- 1/2 tsp Seasame seeds
- 1 tsp rock candy (with peppermint essence), crushed
I strongly recommend you dry roast the seeds until their colour changes and their aromas are noticeable. I have made Mukhwa with and without dry roasting the seeds and the toasted version is much better. The fennel and sesame seeds especially become much improved in texture and taste.
Making the rock candy yourself is lots of fun and if you infuse it with peppermint oil you don’t have to add it separately to the Mukhwa.
Happy munching. 🙂
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