Betelnut - food
Aromatic sweet mixtures
In India and in Indian restaurants in Europe, betelnuts may be added to mukwas. These are mixtures containing aromatic seeds and fragments of sugary sweets. Dishes are often placed on Indian restaurant tables as an after-dinner nibble.
|Tariq Parvez making paan to sell at Ambala Sweets, Bradford.|
Betelnuts may also be used to make paan masala in India. These are sort of breath-freshening ready-made mixes containing little pebbly little bits of betelnut dusted with powdered betel pepper (Piper betle) leaf and lime, and usually flavoured strongly with menthol. Commercially manufactured paan masala can be bought in Britain in foil packets at Asian food shops.