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 .....you 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.