Bengali Five-Spice Mixture

Panch Phoran

Preparation info

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  • Yield:

    ½ cup

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By James Peterson

Published 1991

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fennel seeds 2 tbsp 30 ml
brown mustard seeds 2 tbsp 30 ml
fenugreek seeds 2 tbsp 30 ml
cumin seeds 2 tbsp 30 ml
nigella (black cumin) seeds 2 tbsp 30 ml


Stir together all the ingredients and store in a tightly sealed container. Shake before using. Just before using, toast the spice mix in a dry sauté pan while continuously stirring until it smells fragrant. If appropriate for the recipe at hand, the mixture can also be heated in a small amount of oil in the same way as curry powder.