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Monday, February 23, 2009

Fennel Tea(Saunf Chai)


Fennel seeds are known to aid digestion.It not uncommon to be served with these aromatic seeds at the end of a masala(Spicy) Indian meal.Although this excellent mouth refresher can simply be chewed to get the most of its benefits ;its freshening taste can also be used to make fennel tea,which is soothing for sore throats and also relieves any discomfort from bloating or indigestion.Read more of it benefits here.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon Fennel seeds
1 teaspoon dried peppermint leaves or 6-8 fresh peppermint leaves[or use a teaspoon of green tea leaves or black tea powder]
1 teaspoon honey
2 cups of water

Method
Bring water to a slow boil and add the fennel seeds and pepper mint leaves .Brew for about 10 minutes on medium-low heat,strain ,mix in honey and serve hot or warm.

For more refreshing fennel seeds recipes join in Think spice...Think fennel seeds at Ivy's Kopiaste...to Greek Hospitality.The Think Spice... food event was started by Sunita's world.

An Interesting Health benefit of Fennel Seeds
Blogger friend Sangeeta reminds us that diuretic properties of fennel seeds are effective in curing Urinary tract Infections cause due to a bacteria called E-coli.Read more here and here.thanks sangeeta:)

29 comments:

Asha said...

Love Fennel in dishes and masala chai too but never added Fennel in Tea, looks great and must smell divine! :)

ayesha said...

we love chewing fennel seeds after meals,the tea sounds perfect too.

Malar Gandhi said...

Saunf chai...make it all the time, wonderful aroma and its good for digestion!

Dershana said...

We make this with cumin seeds sans the sweetner. Will definitely try this now since anything that promises to beat the "LPG cylinder" feel nowdayas is welcome ;-)

Sara said...

I've seen a little bowl of fennel seeds at restaurants before. This looks really good, I even have all the ingredients to make it today.

Sunshinemom said...

This looks so nice! I might end my night this way today:)

Preety said...

love using fennel seeds in dishes, it gives such a nice flavour to anything..fennel in tea sounds good, my mom use to make ginger tea also..

AnuSriram said...

Thats a refreshing tea with whole lotta wonderful flavours!!

Cham said...

I never added fennel in my tea but love this spice!

Superchef said...

mmmm...fennel and peppermint..i can only imagine the aroma of that chai!!

Priya said...

Never tried fennel in tea...seems to be an excellent idea..will give a try:d

Bharti said...

That looks super soothing. I'm gonna put some fennel in my chai today.

Varsha Vipins said...

I love the flavor of Fennel seeds..In tea,,it must be soo comfy kind of drink..mmmm..:)

Selba said...

I'm not familiar with fennel seeds but this is good to know the benefits of this fennel tea :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow.. cool. being a lover of tea, i never experimented with it other than adding ginger..

shall i join u for tea?

Suma Rajesh said...

this is new to me..looks refreshing and relaxing drink...and thank u for the award that u hve presented to me...glad to rec from u yasmeeen..thanks..howz ur kiddo?

RAKS KITCHEN said...

My mom makes this,I had this a lot when I was pregnant!!Nice entry:)

Ivy said...

I must really try this Yasmeen, I can imagine how flavourful this will be. Thanks for participating.

Nithya Praveen said...

I am not a tea person,but i do love the aroma of fennel seeds.This is different.Good one!

jayasree said...

Flavorful tea with fennel is interesting. I am sure I will need to make this often.

sowmya said...

lovely cup of tea..divine..

sangeeta said...

good information yasmeen...........

actually fennel can beat E. coli infections causing UTIs.....when this fennel tea is made with taal mishri (palm candy)....palm candy is produced in Bengal n can be found at bengali stores.....drinking this 4-5 times a day prevents from E. coli infections in summers( Indian summers, or dry weather)...even after infections, it is a good diuretic and palm candy is mild antibacterial....it warks, i use it for mithi .
i like your blog for all this you come up with...

Shama Nagarajan said...

Thank you dear for the lovely award....send me that tea....nice tea...good for digestion

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow aromatic and flavourful.

Ann said...

Yasmeen,am new to this.I love fennel flavour..and yes the aroma spreads..

veggie belly said...

If I make this, I think I'll be addicted to it! I love herbal/spicy teas :)

Curry Leaf said...

Never added fennel in tea,but I can imagine the refreshing flavour.Very innovative and very good post.Its an event that I missed.

Anonymous said...

The matchless message, is interesting to me :)

humaira said...

Is it good for healthy skin too?

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