It is evident that we are sugar lovers rather, sugar addicts. By now, we are aware of all the harmful effects of packaged and processed sugar. But knowing and practically adopting a change is not easy my friend. And you know it. So if you are struggling to control your sugar craving especially after meals, try mukhwas. A simple homemade mukhwas recipe can help you to get rid of the post-meal sweet craving.
What is Mukhwas?
If you are from north India you probably know what is mukhwas. This is the mixture of seeds used as a mouth freshener after a meal. Chewing a teaspoon of mukhwas after lunch and dinner helps to digest food better and also control the irresistible sweet craving after a meal. Try drinking water after chewing mukhwas – it tastes sweet.
How do we prepare for Mukhwas at home?
All that you need are-
- Fennel seed (saunf) -50 gm
- Carom seed (ajwain)-25 gm
- Coriander seed (dhaniya)-15 gm
- Sesame seed (white til)- 10 gm
All that you need to do is-
Just mix all the seeds and roast for 10 minutes. That’s all. Yes, it is that simple. Store them in a glass jar. This crunchy mixture will take away your sweet craving in no time.
Benefits of Mukhwas other than controlling sweet cravings-
Each seed present in this crunchy combination offers a range of health benefits.
Mukhwas is a rich source of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, dietary fiber and vitamins.
Carom, fennel, coriander helps to promote better digestion and control acidity
Sesame seed assists in lowering cholesterol, reduce blood pressure and raise the blood level of antioxidants.
Fennel seed helps to prevent constipation and bloating
Coriander provides antibacterial properties.
How about buying a ready-made Mukhwas
There is a variety of mukhwas available in the Indan market. Yes, I am talking about those sugar-coated colorful fennel seeds, anardana, hajmi goli etc. Have you noticed that hardly we can just stop eating only one. Their taste compels us to go for one extra and more. These mukhwas are filled with sugar and salt. So to control sugar craving don’t fool yourself with another sugar preparation.
Bottom line –
Having a teaspoon of Indian mukhwas after the meal is one of the most effective solutions to control sugar craving. Try this mukhwas recipe at home. Remember, sugar is sugar- be it in a form of laddu or donut or cake or anardana. Be mindful while eating. The drill is simple – take out 10 minutes and make your mukhwas at home. That’s it.