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Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)

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We All Need A Little Balance In Life Don't We? I truly believe that following the Ayurvedic philosophy and diet allows us to achieve a little bit of harmony and balance in our crazy and hectic lives. And these days, who doesn't need that?
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (pure)
  Fennel seeds 2 Teaspoon (saunf)
  Cardamom powder 1 Pinch (tiny pinch)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Milk/Cream 1 Tablespoon (adjust quantity as needed)
  Mint leaves 4 (for garnish)

In a heat proof tea kettle or small saucepan, bring the water to a gentle boil. Add the fennel seeds, cardamom and sugar. Turn off heat, cover and steep for 4-5 minutes. Strain into a cup and add milk or cream as needed. Garnish with mint leaves & enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
10 Minutes
At first, it may seem a little daunting, but just making a few simple changes will put you on the path to better health and most importantly, a happier you! We could all use a better night's sleep, a healthier diet and a more relaxed pace in our daily lives. This particular recipe is one of my personal favorites, it can be used by any dosha type (vata, pitta, kapha). Saunf ki Chai or Fennel Tea is both delicious and soothing. It's the perfect way to start the day!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 51 Calories from Fat 17

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.1%

Saturated Fat 0.33 g1.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1.5 mg0.5%

Sodium 15.2 mg0.6%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.6%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g16.9%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 2 g4.3%

Vitamin A 1.3% Vitamin C 4.2%

Calcium 14.1% Iron 11.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Fennel Tea (Saunf Ki Chai) Recipe