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Star Anise or Badian

Star anise, a spice which enters the composition of Indian dishes.
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Weight50g
OriginProduce of China

More info

Star anise is a spice which has the form of a star. In India it is called anasphal (Hindi). It is a plant that gives a flower with eight carpels. Each carpel (lobe) contains a shinning seed. The star anise is maroon red.

It is frequently used in Asian and Indian cuisine because it is a very aromatic spice that smells quite strong, stronger than green anise.

 

How to use the star anise

In Indian cuisine, we use either whole seeds or powdered. It is a component of garam masala, star anise is used to flavor curries and also to flavor rice, either plain rice or biryani rice, and to prepare the masala chai, a Indian spiced tea.

 

Why use star anise

Star anise is used to give fresh breath, to fight against gastro-intestinal bloating.

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