it gives small and flavour of all kind of spices and good for both veg. and non-veg. dishes.
(Foeniculum vulgare), perennial herb of the carrot family (Apiaceae) grown for its edible shoots, leaves, and seeds.
Star anise has a sweet, spicy flavor, similar to licorice. Star anise has a very strong, distinct flavor and should be used in small quantities. Although the flavor of star anise is generally thought of as sweet, it is commonly used in savory dishes. Star anise pairs well with citrus, onions, poultry, beef, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. it is one of the main flavors in chinese five spice powder and is also used to flavor roast duck and other meats. star anise is also a common spice in indian cuisine, where it is used in the spice blend garam masala, as well as dishes like biryani and drinks such as chai. star anise is also widely used to flavor beverages. In addition to chai tea, star anise is used to infuse several liquors. Absinthe, sambuca, and pastis all utilize star anise to impaRT a licorice flavor to the finished product.