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Fennel Thandai

Saunf is a very versatile spice which is used in many type of preparation for exotic dishes. Saunf also known as fennel seeds are used as a mouth freshener in India. It is called Mukhawas. It is summer for a few weeks before it gets cold. Summer also means that it is time for chilled drinks. Chilled not just by ice but by nature too. Especially for those hot afternoons. Made with fennel seeds this thandai (cold drink) will be a hit at your Summer BBQ.


  1. 2 tsp fresh lemon juice

  2. Salt and sugar, to taste

  3. 1 cup crushed fennel seeds

Fennel drink
  1. 1 tsp Jal Jeera powder (You can get it from any Indian store)


  1. Pre-soak fennel seeds for 3 hrs. Boil them for 3 minutes and let it cool.

  2. Grind with sugar and strain in a jug.

  3. Add salt, lemon juice and Jal Jeera powder.

  4. Sprinkle some fennel seeds when freezing water to make ice cubes.

  5. Serve them in glasses.

Have a fun filled Summer! Enjoy while it lasts.

– Rasila Mamtora

Rasila Mamtora loves nature because she believes nature is the only thing that keeps us alive. She feels the energy between all living things. Rasila is an Indian woman born in small beautiful village named Limdi in Gujarat, India. She has lived in a large-joint family who care about each other. She recollects her Grandma treating her and her siblings with natural aroma medicine when they were sick. Rasila’s Grandma was a strong believer of ‘Au Naturel’. She feels she has inherited the trade genetically. Rasila feels God speaks every hour in nature and through its unlimited broadcasting system . “We must be willing to tune in. GOOD LUCK don’t forget to smile,” she says.

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