BM #84 Week 4 Day 2 - 

We all are traditionally used to eating Paan/beeda with fresh betel leaves after a hearty meal. The ingredients in the paan aid in digestion, acidity and gives an overall sense of well being.

To take this to another level, I made these paan bites after I tasted a store bought version of the same. I played around with the ingredients a little and found that we don't care of coconut powder too much and so I have sparingly used it when I made it the second time.

I felt coarsely ground cloves would add a kick to the sweet paan bites but my other half didn't like the idea.

Ingredients - 

Betel leaves / Paan Ke Patthe 3-5 nos 
Gulkhand / Rose Preserves 3 Tbsp
Coconut Powder 1-2 Tbsp (more if needed)
Dates, finely chopped 2 Tbsp
Sugared Fennel seeds 1 Tbsp
Fennel Seeds 1 Tbsp
Almonds, chopped 2 Tbsp
Cashew, chopped  2 tbsp 
Betel Nuts, coarsely crushed 1 Tbsp (I used the commercially available Crane Sweet Supari)
Tutti Frutti 2 Tbsp (Optional)

Method Of Preparation -

Coarsely crush the paan leaves using a mortar and pestle and set aside. 

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, adjust the coconut powder as needed to make sure the mixture is not too sticky.

Pinch a Teaspoon of the mixture and roll into tiny balls, roll on the coconut powder and set aside. Continue with the rest of the mixture. I made about 12 tiny bites.

Note - If the Gulkhand is not soft enough, place it in a bowl of hot water or microwave it for a few seconds to make it soft.


Preparation Time 5-10 minutes
Makes 12 tiny bites
Posted by Harini R on Thursday, January 25, 2018


  1. Paan bites is a cool idea and a cool way to serve it at parties. You made me nostalgic with this recipe, how we just flock around my aunt for paan.

  2. Unknown Says:
  3. you know just by looking at I immediately felt the pan and gulkand smell is coming from my screen and I inhaled as if it was true.... gone crazy.... Looks great, would try it. Bookmarked it.

  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. Wow, paan bites are calling me, what an interesting mouth freshner, never tried this kind of mouth freshner at home. Looks fabulous.

  6. Pavani Says:
  7. Never thought these can be made at home. Those look great.

  8. What a great idea to serve at parties. i have all the ingredients that you have mentioned for the paan bites and I am going to make some for me and husband tonight.

  9. Rafeeda AR Says:
  10. Have never been a paan fan, but even without it, the ingredients together sounds delicious...

  11. Srivalli Says:
  12. That's a fantastic post Harini, surely so helful to folks who enjoy these paans after a meal. Your bites look like chocolate bits to me..heheh..

  13. I love the meetha paan and seeing your post reminds me it's been ages since I had it.

  14. Suja Ram Says:
  15. Those Paan Bites are too tempting. Am just trying to resist making this as Im on a zero-sugar diet. Anyways, bookmarking to try for sure.

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