Panch Phoran

Birgit Erath's recipe for a traditional Bengali five-spice mix is traditionally used in vegetable and lentil dishes
Panch Phoran
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  • Serves: makes 6 tbsp
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

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  • 2 tbsp nigella seeds
  • 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds
  • 2 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds

Method

1. Heat a heavy-based frying pan until very hot.

2. Remove the pan from direct heat and add the onion seeds, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, cumin and fennel.

3. Return to the heat and dry-fry, stirring, for 1 minute.

4. Remove the spices from the pan and lightly bruise in a pestle and mortar.

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