Panch Phoron, Bengali Five Spice

Panch Phoron, Bengali Five Spice

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If you want to try your hand at Bengali cooking, Panch Phoron is one of the first spice mixes you need to keep ready. Without Panch Phoron, Bengali cooking is just incomplete!

There is no roasting or grinding to make the Panch Phoron. It is just a combination of five seeds, which is always mixed and kept ready for tempering and other purposes.

Some of the tasty Bengali recipes made using this are Musur Dal and Papaya Tarkari .

Panch Phoron, Bengali Five Spice recipe - How to make Panch Phoron, Bengali Five Spice

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 5 tablespoon
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  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mxi well.
  2. Store in an air-tight container and use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tablespoon
Energy0 cal
Protein0 g
Carbohydrates0 g
Fiber0 g
Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0 mg


Panch Phoron, Bengali Five Spice
 on 26 Mar 20 03:24 PM

I get to make the panch phoron recipe. thank you
Tarla Dalal
28 Mar 20 03:10 PM
   Dey, thanks for the feedback.
Panch Phoron, Bengali Five Spice
 on 05 Mar 18 01:37 PM

It is perfect spices for dal and any vegetables, dry or gravies. How about in fish curry?
Tarla Dalal
05 Mar 18 02:57 PM
   Hi, We deal only with veg recipes but we feel you can use it in fish as well...
Panch Phoron, Bengali Five Spice
 on 15 Oct 17 03:42 AM

I am about to put together an air-tight jar of panch phoran, an indispensible South Asian ''five-spice'' mix. Yes, I can easily buy it here in the Bay Area, but much more fun, and better, to make your own bespoke blend, n''est-ce pas? I''m also a longtime fan of the late, great Tarla Dalal. And I am delighted to see she lives on, through her recipes and cooking tips on the Web. Kudos, Mrs. Dalal!!
Tarla Dalal
16 Oct 17 09:06 AM
   We are very happy to know you loved the article, do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Panch Phoron, Bengali Five Spice
 on 23 Feb 17 09:27 AM

Finally, i was also confused what is panch phoron and i hesitated to try Bengali curries, this made it easier and i made this and stored in air-tight container, now i use this frequently in my masalas.