The place to shop for traditional palate cleansing herbs
Savouring a post-meal digestive is a common practice in most homes across Gujarat. These mouth freshening candies not only taste good, they're also known to have medicinal and herbal qualities. The mukhwas or mouth-freshener market is a vibrant and colorful world in itself -and the sights, smells and tastes are astounding! What began as a market selling traditional Gujarati mouth-freshners such as variyali, churan, imli , paan and aam-papad has grown in size and contents. Now there are a wide variety of flavours, combinations, colors and packages for everyone’s fancy.
The mukhwas is heaped in open piles, and shopkeepers will invite you to taste before you buy. Try as you like, but be careful..! The digestives are small but strong, especially the popular betel leaf.