Paan is a South Asian treat usually served at the end of a meal and at certain ceremonies such as weddings, receptions, mendhi parties, and sangeets. Paan can be bought in nearly every street corner in India.
Paan consists of a betel leaf wrapped in a triangular shape with a mixture of spices, mukhwas, dried fruits, and sugar.
A simple paan can be prepared the following way:
- Wash a fresh betel leaf is and dry with a cloth
- Prepare a mixture of spices with:
Supari (betel nuts)
Sugar coated fennel seeds
- Add a small amout of the mixture on top of the betel leaf.
- Fold the leaf into a triagular shape and present to guests.