Sunday, October 26, 2014

Shahi Mukhwas - Indian Mouth Freshner

Shahi Mukhwas

 
Shahi Mukhwas is an Indian mouth freshener. Since it has saffron - the most expensive spice in the whole wide world - it's probably called "Shahi" or royal.

Shahi Mukhwas
Mouth Freshener
Ingredients
1 cup Lucknow Fennel Seeds/Badishep/Variyali/Saunf
1 cup Roasted Dhana Daal
2 tbsp. white sesame seeds
2 tbsp. Magaj Tare/Magaj bee/Magaj Seeds/Watermelon seeds
2 tbsp. silver coated cardamom seeds
Few strands of saffron


Method
1. Pick all the ingredients for impurities.
2. Roast Lucknow Fennel Seeds on a low flame. Pour in a flat plate.
Lucknow Fennel Seeds
 
3. Roast dhana daal on a low flame. Pour in the same plate. Spread uniformly.
Dhana Daal
 
4. Roast white sesame seeds on a low flame. Pour in the same plate. Spread uniformly.
5. Roast magaj bee/peeled watermelon seeds on a low flame. Pour in the same plate. Spread uniformly.
Magaj Tare/Magaj Bee/Watermelon Seeds
 

6. Mix all the roasted ingredients with silver coated cardamoms and saffron.
7. Let it cool down completely.
8. Store in an airtight container for after meal accompaniment.

Note -
1. Regular fennel seeds are thick. Use Lucknow Fennel seeds variety.
2. Roasted Dhana daal is readily available at most of the Indian stores.
3. If you can't find Magaj Tare/Magaj Bee, substitute with peeled pumpkin seeds.
4. Some people also add desiccated coconut in this recipe. If using, roast it separately before adding. Also note that the coconut may turn rancid soon.

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