Fennel seed, also known as ‘Saunf’, ‘Varyari’, is the dried fruit of the fennel plant, a highly aromatic and flavorful herb. Seeds have a warm & sweet aroma and a distinct licorice taste and scent.
Fennel seeds are used to flavor meat, fish, cheese, and vegetable dishes, as well as bread and chutneys. Toss them into stir-fries or pilaf or liberally sprinkled on soups, salads, and stews to flavor them. Make fennel tea or chew 1½ tsp daily as an aid to digestion and mouth freshener.