How to make Basic Mukhwas -

This mixture is not only tasty but it acts as a mouth freshener too.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Fennel seeds (saunf) (सौंफ), White sesame seeds (सफेद तिल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Basic Mukhwas

Basic Mukhwas Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Basic Mukhwas Recipe

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1/4 cup

  • White sesame seeds 1/4 cup

  • Dhania dal 1/4 cup

  • Salt 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Take some water in a bowl. Add salt and turmeric powder and mix well.

Step 2

Add some salt-turmeric water to dhania dal, fennel seeds and sesame seeds and mix well. Set aside till water gets soaked.

Step 3

Heat a non-stick pan, add dhania dal and roast till fragrant and crunchy. Transfer into a bowl and cool. Similarly dry roast sesame seeds and fennel seeds separately and mix all the ingredients well.

Step 4

Store in an airtight container.

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