What are the seeds found in Indian restaurants?

I was at Indian restaurants and cafes in India and everywhere they have a little plate on the counter filled with some seeds mix. After eating, Indians take a pinch of it to chew. What is this stuff? What is in this mixture?

 

Supporter Asked on March 4, 2015 in Seeds.
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    This is Mukhwas, which translates as a “mouth freshener”. It also helps with digestion (because it contains fennel seeds or saunf). It is made primarily of fennel seeds, anise seeds, coconut, and sesame seeds. They can be coated in sugar and brightly colored. Also some essential oils, including peppermint oil could be added.

    Vice Professor Answered on September 27, 2015.
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    I love to travel and often face the problem of translation. Now we are going to the Indian state of Gujarat, the district of Dadra, and there is an unusual language for me. I hadn’t even heard of this before. Who knows a reliable translator? I don’t want to look stupid.

    Newbie Answered on January 18, 2023.
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    Hey! I used to have complexes on vacation because of not knowing the language, especially in exotic countries. In fact, there are a lot of languages, and it is impossible to know everything. Thanks to a reliable source of translation from gujurati to english I did not feel uncomfortable visiting places in India and Pakistan. Gujarati is closely related to the Hindi and Punjabi languages and shares a writing system with Kachchi. In general, I became interested in unusual languages and discover a lot of new things.

    Newbie Answered on January 18, 2023.
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