Anise seed/ Chakri Phool is a lovely spice that can add a wonderful aroma and flavor to your cooking. Anise seed can be used in whole or ground form to add an aromatic licorice flavor to recipes. Star anise is packed with protective antioxidants that neutralize damaging free radicals in the body.
Star anise is commonly used in its whole form to flavor teas, marinades, soups, broths, and other liquids. It is used as a spice in the preparation of biryani and masala chai all over the Indian subcontinent. Star anise is an ingredient of the traditional five-spice powder of Chinese cooking