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Old 05-22-2012, 11:03 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Claire View Post
The first time I ate Indian food was in Hong Kong. As we left the restaurant we were presented with three kinds of seeds. I'm trying to remember what they were. One was licorice-like, I'm pretty sure anice. another I think was carraway. I cannot remember what the third was. But they were to both freshen the breath and aid in digestion.
This mixture is called Mukhwas, and there isn't one standard recipe. Most contain fennel seeds, but anise, sesame, and sometimes even little candy pieces are included.

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Old 05-22-2012, 11:11 AM   #32
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yeah, the first time I tried to cook Indian food, I bought the whole spices, toasted, etc. but you're right, I'll bet the third spice given as a post prandial thing was probably cardamom. it was many years ago (i.e., Hong Kong was still a British colony). I've cooked a few good Indian/Pakistani meals in my life since then. Once I was visiting a friend who wanted his friend to cook him dinner, but lovely though the man may be, he does not shop. I talked to the guy, and said, we're just going across the street. He was rather impressed. I just took him to my spice guy. And, yes, the man made us an impressive curry-type dish (yes, I know the meaning, etc.)

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