Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Panch Phoran, meaning five spices is a spice mix mostly used in Bengali Cuisine. Usually we use the whole spices but if you like you may crush them lightly before using too. Generally the spices are mixed in equal proportion but I prefer to reduce the quantity of fenugreek seeds as they are bitter. You can mix the spices in large quantity and store them for later use to make it convenient.

 Panch Phoran Ingredients:

Mustard seeds ... 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds .... 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds .. 1/4 tsp
Nigella / onion seeds ....... 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds ...... 1/2 tsp

This quantity is for single use.
You can mix more quantity and store for later use.

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  1. Love this spice mix. It gives such a lovey flavour to stir fries and tadka for dal.

  2. I should make this spice mixture for my bhindis. Have been looking for a different spice mixture to make dry bhindi. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    1. Thanks Mayuri, do try it out will love the bhindi with this spice mix.


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