Fennel seeds have a subtle anise flavor. It is the main ingredient in Indian curry and an important ingredient in Chinese five-spice powder. Fennel seeds are a spice for fish, especially French and Italian. It gives a delicate aroma to stews, meat and chicken dishes, sauces, herbs, sauces, salads and omelettes. Also try fennel seeds with beets, lentils, potatoes and sauerkraut. Amaze yourself and friends with some fennel seeds in apple pie, pudding and in fruit cooking. Fennel Tea 1 tablespoon (it is best to grind or crush the seeds) in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes.