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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fennel Cooler

I am big fan of fennel seeds. One thing you'll definitely find in my purse is fennel seeds. Fennel seeds are not just mouth freshener; they have medicinal uses as well and are very helpful for our gastrointestinal system. My dad used to drink fennel seeds water every morning to help relieve some acidity problems.

Use fennel seeds in tadka for the Dry aloo subji, it will be super flavorful. Fennel seeds powder can be used to in spice cake for a unusual kick in the taste.

This is the recipe for my favorite drink in hot summer days. I usually soak fennel seeds in water overnight but if you don't want to wait whole night, you only have to soak them in water for a couple of hours for similar flavor. I also prepared ginger and mint infused syrup in advance and to my surprise they taste delicious together.

-- For Mint-Ginger Syrup


1 cup Sugar
2 cups Water
1 tbsp Ginger, grated
10-12 Fresh Mint Leaves


1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil on over medium-high heat, stir occasionally. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved and the syrup is slightly thickened.

2. Let it cool completely, and pour this syrup through a sieve into jar.

-- For Fennel Cooler

1. Soak 4-5 tbsp of fennel seeds in 2 cups of water for 3-4 hours or overnight. And pour this water through a sieve into the bowl. Discard seeds.


1/2 cup Fennel Seeds Water
1/4 cup Mint-Ginger Syrup or to taste
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1 cup Sprite
2-3 Fresh Mint Leaves
3-4 Ice Cubes
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
Pinch of Black Salt


1. Blend all ingredients in the blender.

2. Serve chilled.



Ambika said...

That is such a unique drink..I love fennel, I'm sure this will be a very flavorful drink..

Rachana said...

I love fennel too! And this is great drink!

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Lovely cool fennel drink..great clicks !

Aparna S Mallya said...

New and interesting drink!

Nithu Bala said...

Lovely clicks and a very unique drink..

aipi said...

That's a thirst quencher..very new n interesting ..must be great with sweet fennel flavor!!


Dr.Sameena Prathap


That's a great soothing drink....


Priya said...

Beautiful and interesting fennel drink..

Sarah Naveen said...

So refreshing and yummy!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that sounds really cool and refreshing :)

Jay said...

looks utterly yummy...makes me drool...:D

Gulmohar said...

Healthy and cool summer drink..

Nostalgia said...

Very unique indeed. I have been hearing a lot of good things about fennel seeds and now your recipe. It's about time I made some myself

Usha said...

Very unique and refreshing drink ! Love the combination of fennel and mint....

Soma said...

The fennel cooler is such an unique recipe! I love fennel too.


Veena Theagarajan said...

Nice refreshing drink

Gexton said...

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

Preety said...

cool refreshing drink..