All about Saunf Mithai: sugared fennel seeds with the looks of puffed rice

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Who doesn’t get happy: sprinkles. Let’s be honest, our mood still goes up ten levels when we get a soft serve ice cream with disco dip in our hand. Anyway, that disco dip is only about the looks, not the content. Entrance Saunf Mithai: these sugared fennel seeds have the colorful looks and also an addictively delicious taste. Of course you want to know everything about this.

Saunf Mithai

Nice, such an old school peppermint after dinner. But in many Indian restaurants – we couldn’t believe our luck at Aahaar in Antwerp – they do things much better. Here you get a bowl full of Saunf Mithai served with the bill. Finally a reason to look forward to that piece of paper.

In many South Asian families and restaurants, these colorful sprinkles serve as an after-meal mouth freshener. It is not surprising that this funfetti fennel – as our colleague from Bon Appétit affectionately calls it – is very popular among the younger group.

For refreshment and for baking

The delicious thing about Saunf Mithai is the aniseed flavor, brought by the fennel seeds, which is extra refreshing after a spicy meal. It also reminds us a bit of the well-known mice, which contain aniseeds but which are just as sugared as this South Asian sister.

Besides the fact that we would prefer to have a handful of this after every meal, Saunf Mithai is also suitable for baking. The subtle licorice association and of course the mood-enhancing looks lift the most diverse baking to a party level. For example, use it in your cake batter for a surprising confetti inside or through your cookie dough or your blondies.

If you prefer to keep the mold intact – the sugar will melt after a visit to the oven – use it as sprinkles on your frosting. Or on your scoop of vanilla ice cream. Or replace them with nuts, for example in this raspberry fool .

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