Amla Mukhwas is a healthy, delicious, and natural mouth freshener made with Amla and beetroot. A tasty mouth freshener that you will love to have not just after the meals but throughout the day.

If you avoid Amla due to its bitter taste, then you must try this as you will be surprised with its deliciousness, without being bitter at all.

Amla Mukhwas

Why Used Amla in Mouth freshener?

Superfood Indian Gooseberry or as we call Amla, always attracted me by its looks and qualities though never liked its bitter taste. Also, knowing the countless health benefits of it, I  wanted to include this somehow in my daily diet but it was not very easy.


Other than Amla murabba, I thought of other ways to make it a regular part of my food preparations.

One day, I stumbled upon a very tasty mouth freshener at my sister-in-law Archana Aggarwal’s place. Couldn’t believe it when came to know that it was dried gooseberry with some spices in it.  It was so tasty. Not at all bitter.

And if you add little beetroot to it then it gives lovely Fuschia color too.

Beetroot is added in very small quantities. Just 1 beetroot in 2 kgs of Gooseberries but it imparted lovely pink color.

In case you don’t wish to add beetroot for whatever reason, then my suggestion is that you dry it in the refrigerator. It works absolutely well though takes a long time in drying up.


AMLA BEETRoot Mukhwas

Why You Will Love This Recipe



A very important thing is, to toss it every now n then. Even a single strand that doesn’t get the touch of your hands gets spoiled. Hence handle it with love and care to reap its benefits.


Step By Step Recipe

Natural mouth freshener

Indian Mouth Freshener

amla mukhwas

AMLA Mukhwas


Q) Doesn’t Amla lose vitamin C after it is dried?

Normally when dried, food items lose most of the vitamin C present in them, but Amla is an exception to this rule as it contains certain substances that protect the vitamin from being destroyed.

Q) It gets dried in how many days?

That depends on the sunlight. Thus, it may take anywhere between 2 to 10 days depending upon how brightly Mr. sun shines.

Q) Can I dry it in any other way, other than the sunlight?


Q) What is the shelf life of this mouth freshener?

As both amla and beetroot are dried completely, so you can store it easily for up to 6 months.


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Amla Mukhwas

A natural mouth freshener made with Amla and beetroot
Course Side Dish


  • 250 g Amla Gooseberry
  • 1 Tbsp Beetroot
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Rock salt
  • 1 tsp Ajwain Carom seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Heeng Asafoetida


  • Rinse Amla and wipe with cloth. Grate it
  • Peel beetroot and grate it.
  • Mix all the above ingredients, that is grated Amla, grated beetroot and all the spices.
  • Spread it on a wide tray or plate.
  • Cover with a mesh and let it dry in sunlight.
  • Till dried completely, toss it every day in the morning as well as in the evening. This is very important, as even a single strand when not tossed turns black. So be very careful and don't skip this important tip.
  • In the absence of sunlight, you can dry it under fan also. But keep tossing.
  • Once dried properly, store it in an airtight container and consume it daily preferably.


  1. You can vary the quantity of spices as per your taste buds.
  2. Add beetroot a little at a time. If added too much, nothing happens except that the color may get too dark.
  3. You can add a little bit of sugar also to the mixture, just 1 tsp.
Keyword How to Make Mouth Freshener At Home, Indian Mouth Freshener

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