Saturday, 15 February 2020

Fennel Seeds Powder/Sombu Thool/Perunjeeragam Thool/How to make Snauf Powder at Home/சோம்பு தூள் பொடி செய்வது எப்படி

Fennel Seeds Powder/Sombu Thool is a very basic ingredient in South Indian cooking that is added when making vegetarian, non-vegetarian biryanis, gravies etc. Fennel Powder/Snauf Powder is a very aromatic, flavourful powder that has numerous health benefits when included in our day today life. I always have Cumin Seeds Powder/Jeeragam Powder, cardamom Powder/Elachi Powder in my pantry to make cooking faster and tastier. Do check outFennel Seeds Tea/Sombu Tea I have posted earlier here. Meanwhile do check out other basic podi varieties that can be made at home with step by step photos here.

Here’s how to make Fennel Seeds Powder/Sombu Thool with step by step photos…

Ingredients
Fennel Seeds/Snauf/Sombu/ சோம்பு
½ cup
Preparation Time: less than 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 4-5 minutes
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Method
Measure ½ cup of Fennel Seeds/Sombu and add it to a dry kadai/pan.

Dry roast it for about 5 minutes in low flame, until the fennel seeds change to light golden color and nice aroma fills the room. Keep stirring continuously.

After it turns golden color, switch off the stove and let it cool down completely.

Now add the roasted fennel seeds to the mixer and grind it to fine powder.

Let the powder cool down completely, then store in glass bottle or airtight container for cooking purposes in veg or non-vegetarian recipes or to even make fennel seeds tea.

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Do check out fennel seeds tea I have posted earlier here.

Fennel Seeds Tea with Fennel Seeds Powder /Fennel Seeds Seeds Powder Tea

Boil about 1 ¼ cup of water, add 1 tsp heaped of fennel seeds powder.
Add ¼ tsp of Cardamom Powder/Elachi Powder and let it boil.
After it boils really well for a couple of minutes, switch off the stove.
Filter it to a tall glass.
Add panang kalkandu/palm sugar/nattu sarkkarai/brown sugar to it.
Enjoy this healthy and flavourful cup of tea.

Benefits of Sombu/Fennel Seeds/Perunjeeragam 

1. Helps Regulate Blood Pressure

Chewing fennel seeds increases the nitrite content in saliva, making it a great natural way to keep the blood pressure levels on control.  Fennel seeds are rich source of potassium which helps to control your heart rate and blood pressure.

2. Reduces Water Retention

Drinking fennel tea, regularly helps flush out excess fluids as it works as a diuretic. They help in removing toxins and reduce the risk of urinary tract problems.  They also help in stimulating perspiration

3. Fennel Tea for Constipation, Indigestion, IBS & Bloating [IBS –Irritable Bowel Syndrome]

Fennel tea helps in indigestion, bloating and constipation because of the oils found in these seeds. They also possess anti-inflammatory properties. For those suffering from IBS, the fennel seeds help in kick starting the digestion by promoting the production of gastric enzymes.

4. Fennel Tea for Women & Girls during Mensturation

When girls and women undergo stomach pain during menstruation and excess bleeding, this fennel tea gives a great relief. The fennel tea helps in boosting estrogen level during menstruation and helps in controlling the bleeding and reduces the stomach pain and leg pain.

5. Fennel Seeds Reduce Asthma Symptoms

Fennel seeds and their phytonutrients help clear sinuses. The fennel tea helps in clearing the sinus and reduces the asthma symptoms to a great extent.

6. Fennel Tea for Good Sleep

When people suffer from nerve pain, they will not be able to sleep properly and suffer from insomnia. When fennel seeds are included in daily food/diet, the magnesium present in fennel seeds helps in strengthening the nerves and helps in sleeping well.

7. Purifies Blood and Improves Eyesight

The essential oils and fiber in fennel seeds are very useful in flushing out toxins and sludge from our body and there by cleanses the blood. Fennel seeds contains Vitamin A which improves the eyesight.

8. Fennel Seeds & Ayurvedha

Fennel seeds reduce all 3 doshas [Vata, Pitha, Kapha]. The seeds have a cooling effect on the body. Consuming fennel tea during summer, helps in relieving the body heat. The oil found in fennel seeds is carminative in nature, hence it is used in massage blends, especially in Ayurveda to calm the nerves and promote mental clarity.

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