Homemade Roasted Fennel ( Sauf ) Powder
Fennel symbolizes longevity, courage, and strength. In addition to its use as medicinal values, fennel has many health benefiting nutrients, essential compounds, anti-oxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins.
Since fennel helps improve digestion and increases your rate of metabolism it is a great, natural way to lose weight.
Fennel seeds are mostly eaten after meals, as they aid digestion and also act as a mouth freshener.
It is used in various gravies and curries, especially in the bitter gourd (Karela) sabzi, sauf bhindi. This powder may also be added to pickles, like mango pickle, lemon pickle, etc. It is also used in namak para , aata matri.
How to make roasted fennel powder?
1 cup – Fennel seeds
- Heat a pan and roast fennel seeds until light brown for 2-3 minutes in slow to medium flame.
- Allow roasted fennel seeds to cool and grind in a mixer or blender into a coarse powder.
How to store?
Store in an airtight jar in a cool, dry place.
You can make it in bulk. A small amount of it can be stored in a bottle for daily use and the rest can be kept in a refrigerator. It is best used within three months.
Healthy Fennel Tea
For 1 cup:
Water – 1 & 1/4 cup
Tea – a pinch
Cardamom powder- 1/8 tsp
Roasted Fennel powder -1/4 tsp
Grated Ginger – 1/8 tsp
Put all ingredients in a pan and boil for 10 minutes on medium flame.
Sieve the tea and enjoy.
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