Relish the delicious combination of sweet and mint in every bite that will refresh your mouth.
Prepared using the finest quality ingredients such as gulkand, menthol, paan leaf, saunf, elaichi, (no supari/ betel nut added), this Calcutta paan is a blast of flavour and refreshment with every bite
Calcutta Paan(Dry) treat, adds to the taste after any meal. Calcutta Paan offered by us is made from selected ingredients, giving it a very distinguished taste.
Paan is also called betel quid, an Indian after-dinner treat that consists of a betel leaf (Piper betle) filled with chopped betel (areca) nut (Areca Catechu) and slaked lime (chuna; calcium hydroxide), mixed with assorted ingredients including red katha paste (made from the khair tree (Acacia Catechu). Paan is served folded into a triangle or rolled. It dates to ancient times and originated in India before becoming popular in other Asian countries. Although it is sometimes used as a palate cleanser and digestive aid as well.
The betel plant is a creeper with leaves that are heart-shaped and glossy, bright green in colour. They belong to the pepper family of plants and that probably explains their pungent taste. The origin of betel leaves has been traced to Malaysia, however, they have been a part of Indian history and culture for centuries now.
The custom of chewing paan has been embedded in our culture and history for ages. Right from the Nawabs of Luckhnow to the workers in a factory in Tamil Nadu and to the housewives of Bihar, you can find people from all walks of life eating paan. There are nearly 32 varieties of betel leaves, but in India, three types of paan leaves, namely Kalkatta, Banarasi and Maghai are highly popular.
The making of a delicious paan is truly an art. Every paanwari has a unique style of paan making and uses different ingredients for the stuffing, which is often a closely guarded secret. The filling in the paan depends upon the type of paan you have ordered. Depending upon the betel leaf used and the ingredients that go into the stuffing, you have varieties such as Calcutta sada paan, Calcutta meetha paan, Banarasi paan, Masala paan, Luchknowi paan, Magai meetha paan, Magai sada paan, just to name a few.
Calcutta nagarvel pan/betel leaves,fennel seeds (variyali), dhaniya daal (dhana daal),sweet mukhwas, desiccated coconut,cardamom powder (elaichi powder), meenakshi paan chutney,gulkand,dried kharek,rose powder,menthol.
Good for 6 months from the date of manufacture.
Store in a cool, dry and airtight container for the best taste and shelf life
We have a processing time of 7 to 14 days on all our products, however, it may take 3-4 weeks for final delivery depending on your location and pin code.