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Mukwaas

This is an indian term for an “after dinner mint”. You would find this in most Indian homes and Indian restaurants should ideally serve it to their clients, and it is always served after a meal to freshen the breadth and mainly to aid in digestion. There are many versions of recipes for this, and each one has its own merits. I personally prefer this version because of the health benefits of sesame and sunflower seeds. Most of the spices and combinations of spices, seeds & etc in Gujerathi cooking, stem from the ancient Ayurvedic way of life style. Simply eat natural foods and stay well.

750ml sesame seeds -washed, salted, coloured and roasted

300ml aniseed – roasted and salted


200ml dhania dhal (core of the coriander seeds) roasted

125ml nibbed peanuts – roasted

125ml sunflower seeds – roasted

Method

  1. A little bit of lemon juice can be added to the sesame, aniseed and peanuts before roasting
  2. Mix all of the above in a large bowl and allow to cool overnight before storing in an airtight container
  3. Serve about 10ml per person after a meal
  4. The quantities are easily adaptable to your own preferences.

10 Comments

  1. janicetripepi says:

    I always have some Mukwaas at home … i find it an excellent digestive. I buy mine from Gorimas! xxxx jan

  2. mitzireddy says:

    Lovely pics and recipe, Usha – I have always bought mine – never occurred to me to make it, Thanks, Usha

  3. tandy.sinclair says:

    what a clever idea to make these at home 🙂

  4. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    Thanks Tandy, it is much better, in that you can have extra of any ingredient that you prefer and then there are no preservatives. Have a wonderful week ahead

  5. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    Thanks Mitzi–i always make my own & for the rest of my family (3 sisters & their families)!!

  6. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    Yes they are an excellent digestive. You should try the “Spice Emporium” which if i am correct is near the beach front. Oh yes well done 5on the diet & i am also trying to loose some weight–need to loose 15kg. It has been difficult, but i am getting there. Have a wonderful week ahead

  7. Zabwan says:

    I’ve had these at weddings – never thought to find a recipe to make them! Thanks, Usha!!!

  8. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    Yes and it is not difficult and it is a healthy little munch

  9. pinkpolkadot says:

    Wow, great!! Thanks for this recipe!

  10. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    you are most welcome. hope the kids have got over Roger loosing

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