This is not exactly a "food" recipe, but more of an after-food mouth freshener - and of course, without any artificial flavors, sweeteners or colours.
I made two versions of the SesameFresh, and both turned out very well - the only downside being the arguments with my hubby as to who ate more and finished off the stuff in record time.
The one very tedious and time consuming part of the recipe was the hulling of the whole sesame seeds - but its also pretty easy to buy already hulled sesame in the supermarket.
1/4 cup - sesame seeds, hulled ( see below)
1/2 cup - fennel seeds (saunf)
1cup - water
1/4 tsp - clove powder
1/4 tsp - cardamom powder
3/4 tsp -liquorice root powder (mulethi powder) for more details see here
2 thsp - castor sugar (adjust according to your taste)
1/2 tsp - rock candy white sugar crystals (misri)
2 tbsp - rose petal spread (gulkand) for more details see here
a pinch of peppermint extract
How to hull the sesame seeds
- Soak sesame seeds in 1 cup of water for 2 hours. Drain the water and spread the wet seeds on a muslin cloth and let it dry for 2-3 hours.
- Rub the seeds with your hands a number of time and remove the skin/husk of the sesame seeds through a sieve. Continue this process a number of time. (Dont worry if the seeds are not hulled fully, try and remove as much as you can)
- Let the seeds dry overnight.
- Place the dried and hulled sesame seeds in a thick pan and cook on a medium heat for about a minute (taking care that the seeds dosen't burn) Keep aside.
- Similarly cook fennel seeds for a minute and keep aside.
- In a bowl mix together, the cooked sesame seeds, fennel seeds, clove powder, cardamom powder, sugar, misri and the peppermint extract. Cover the bowl for a couple of minutes.
- Divide the prepared mixture into two, add the rose petal spread to one half and enjoy:)
This recipe is for Priya's Sesame Seeds Event and I enjoyed it immensely.
This mouth freshner not only tastes good but has lot of medicinal uses. Fennel seeds are particularly useful in the treatment of disorders of the eye, it satisfies thirst, subsidies vomitting sensations, colic, the formation of mucus and feverishness. Fennel is a good diuretic and can cure those who suffer gas when taken after food. It is beneficial against bad-breath too.
Source : here
Sesame seeds are exceptionally rich in iron, magnesium, manganese, copper and calcium and contain vitamin B1 and vitamin E.
This mouthfreshner can be consumed daily after meals.
This recipe also goes to A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine "Home Remedies".