Banarasi paan mukhwas is a type of after-meal snack or breath freshener made with betel leaf, areca nut, and various spices and flavorings. It is similar to traditional paan, but mukhwas is made with a blend of finely ground ingredients that are meant to be chewed rather than swallowed whole.
Banarasi paan mukhwas is a variety that is made in the city of Varanasi, also known as Benares or Banaras, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is known for its high quality and unique flavor, which is a result of the special growing conditions and traditional production techniques in the region.
Paan mukhwas is typically consumed as a digestive aid or to freshen the breath after eating, and Banarasi paan mukhwas is particularly popular for its distinctive taste and fragrance.