Tried and tasted by Nivedita
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
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).
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