Mukhwas is usually eaten after a meal to aid digestion and freshen the mouth and there are countless recipes out there. Once you've made Mukhwas a couple of times and figured out which ingredients you prefer over others, you too can create your own! The ingredients should be available at most Indian groceries.
In this recipe, I usually use either the Chuara Supari (pronounced soo-paa-ree and made from dried dates) or the sugar candy - NEVER both - the Mukhwas will end up too sweet if both are used.
- Heat a flat pan on a medium flame till hot.
- Roast the Aniseed till mildly aromatic and slightly darker. Remove from pan and cool completely.
- Repeat the roasting procedure with the Dhania Dal and the Sesame seeds.
- Put the sesame seeds on a flat plate and add the drops of red food color to them. Mix well till all the seeds are coated. Keep aside and allow to dry fully.
- Do the same with the Dhania Dal and the green food color.
- Now put all the ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well.
- Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. Consume within 2 weeks.