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How to Make Paan Without Areca Nut: Healthy Paan Mouth Freshener Recipes

How to Make Paan Without Areca Nut: Healthy Paan Mouth Freshener Recipes
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Do you know how to make paan without areca nut? Today we will learn some amazing healthy paan mouth freshener recipes. Since we now know that areca nut is harmful, we should give paan without areca nut a try. We will explain a basic paan mouth freshener recipe, dry paan mouth freshener recipe, meetha paan masala recipe, mukhwas paan masala recipe, and galkand paan mukhwas home remedy. With no harmful nuts! As usual, on the recipes section, you will find a short version of each recipe. Enjoy!

 

How to make paan

 

Classic paan is made of 3 basic ingredients: betel leaf, areca nut, and lime powder (calcium hydroxide). Usual additions are kaththa paste, tobacco, and other flavours. The pastes are spread on the leaf, the rest of the ingredients are added, the leaf is folded into a triangle called bida or gilauree, and chewed. Paan is either sweet and refreshing (meetha paan), or made of tobacco. There are many different paan types, the sky is the limit!!!

Before we start, let’s learn how to fold paan, i.e. how to fold betel leaf.

 

How to fold paan

 

After filling the leaf, position it with the heart shaped side facing you and the apex facing the opposite direction. Lift the wider left corner and fold towards the centre creating a triangle. Repeat with the right corner. You have to fold the corners into a triangle: the pointy corner formed by the 2 folded parts facing your direction. Like this:

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Now fold the apex over the folded sides. You will get a triangle containing the filling, similar to a samosa. Keep it together by inserting a clove or a toothpick at the centre. Now you know how to fold paan!
Let’s see how to make paan without areca nut.

 

How to make paan without areca nut: Sada Paan

 

A basic version of paan. This sada paan is for 10 people.

 

Ingredients

10 betel leaves, backside of the stem removed

5 tsp Chuna – lime powder

10 tsp kaththa paste

5 tsp powdered rose petals

5 tsp shredded coconut

3 tbsp diced dry fruit mix

3 tbsp diced dates

1 tbsp crushed cardamom hearts

Herbal mix fragrance of choice

 

Instructions

Wash and wipe betel leaves with a clean cloth

Spread 1 teaspoon of Kaththa paste on each leaf with your finger

Sprinkle half a teaspoon of Chuna on each leaf

Mix powdered petals and shredded coconut together and then sprinkle on the leaves.

Mix dry fruit with dates and add 1 or 2 teaspoons of the mix at the centre of each leaf.

Add a pinch of cardamom and a pinch of herbal fragrance.

Fold and close paan.

Now you know how to make paan without areca nut, let’s see some variations…

 

How to make dry paan masala

 

Dry paan masala does not involve filling and folding fresh betel leaves. The leaves are dried, crushed and mixed with other ingredients.

This is our dry paan mouth freshener recipe for 10.

 

Ingredients

10 fresh betel leaves

2 tbsp fennel seeds

2 tbsp diced dates

2 tbsp tutti frutty

1 tbsp crushed dry rose petals

1 tsp cardamom powder

1 tsp menthol

2 tbsp crushed hari patti

 

Instructions

First of all, how to dry betel leaves: clean them well with a moisture cloth and let them dry in the sun for a couple of days, or in the oven at 70 degrees Celsius for a couple of hours.

Crush betel leaves

Mix and combine all the ingredients

Store in an airtight container

This healthy paan mouth freshener recipe prevents halitosis.

 

How to make meetha paan

 

Meetha paan is a sweet paan often containing spices and seeds, apart from basic paan ingredients. Here is a meetha paan masala recipe without supari.

 

Ingredients

10 Betel leaves, hard stem removed

5 tsp Chuna – lime powder

10 tsp kaththa paste

3 tbsp Gulkand (rose petal jam)

3 tbsp of our basic mukhwas

2 tbsp coconut flakes

1 tbsp diced dates

1 tbsp dry candied ginger

1 tbsp cardamom powder

10 glazed cherries to garnish

 

Instructions

Wash and wipe betel leaves

Spread 1 teaspoon of Kaththa paste on each leaf

Sprinkle half a teaspoon of Chuna on each leaf

Add gulkand, mukhwas, coconut flakes, dates, ginger and pinch of cardamom powder on each leaf.

Fold the leaf and close it with a toothpick on which you have previously inserted a candied cherry.

This is how to make meetha paan without areca nut, enjoy this meetha paan masala recipe after a heavy meal.

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Healthy mukhwas paan masala recipe

 

By mukhwas paan masala we mean paan in the form of mukhwas, not a folded betel leaf. The betel leaf is chopped and added to the mukhwas. This is the healthiest of our paan without areca nut recipes, because the ingredients have lots of benefits.

 

Ingredients

10 betel leaves , hard stem removed

3 tbsp chopped nuts of choice (almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds…)

2 tbsp diced dry fruits of choice (mango, apricot, papaya, apple…)

1 tbsp diced dates

1 tbsp fennel seeds

1 tbsp coconut flakes

1 tbsp gulkand (rose petal jam)

1 tbsp edible rose water

 

Instructions

Chop betel leaves

Roast nuts in a pan

Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Enjoy this healthy mukhwas paan masala recipe!

 

Gulkand paan mukhwas home remedy

 

Gulkand is a jam made with rose petals. Gulkan paan mukhwas home remedy has the following benefits:

powerful against bad breath

Fights acidity

cooling properties for the digestive system

relieves menstrual pain

 

Let’s see how to make gulkand paan mukhwas home remedy

 

Ingredients

10 Betel Leaves, hard stem removed

4 tbsp gulkand

1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

1 tbsp sunflower seeds

1 tbsp fennel seeds

1 tbsp dhana dal (roasted coriander seeds)

1 tbsp coconut flakes

1 tsp cloves powder

1 tsp cardamom powder

1 tsp amla powder

1 tsp menthol powder

1 tsp rose essence

 

Instructions

Roast seeds in a pan

Mix all ingredients apart from betel leaves

Fill the betel leaves with the mix and fold. Consume leftover filling as mukhwas, it is excellent!

This is how to make paan without areca nut, so you can have delicious healthy paan without worrying about health risks.

 

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