Most of us know that fennel is a used widely in Indian homes as a mouth freshner. A popular spice used is fennel/saunf/sompu kaalu. These days it is very convenient to buy a packet of sugar coated fennel from stores rather than making it at home.

Home made version is rather simple and make it at your convenience and the required quantity only! So, here is how I made little quantity of mouth freshner which was just enough for two people :D

You need the following :
Fennel : 1 tbsp
Crystal Sugar : 2 tbsp
Grated Dry Coconut : 2 tbsp
Adike/Areca Nut : 1 small packet (1 small pack=approx 1 tsp of areca nut)
Sugar coated candies : 1/2 tsp (optional, I had them so used it)


Heat a pan and when it is very hot switch off. Add fennel seeds over it and spread it evenly.
Remove after a min. This makes fennel more crispier. Do not toast with 'stove on' it as fennel looses its fragrance.
Mix the rest of the ingredients and serve in a nice bowl :) after any major meal.

Alternatively you can serve it like this on betel leaves :


Folded Leaf ready to be served can get creative enough to serve it different shape. Pour a little bit of love and very delicately feed your better half! the magic begins....  ;)


This folded betel leaf pouch goes to Kitchen Master Piece event at Chitra Amma's Kitchen who are celebrating their blog birthday :)

This fresh fennel mouth freshener goes to Ivy of Kopiaste who is hosting Think Spice-Mastic Gum and Fennel. Sunitha of Sunita's world is the brain behind Think Spice event.

The betel leaf pouch which I made them for my hubby goes to Alka of Sindhi Rasoi for her Just for You event.
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