Panch Phoron

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About 2/3 cup Easy
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Ingredients (5)

  • 2 tablespoons whole black mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons whole nigella seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons whole fenugreek seeds
  • 2 tablespoon whole fennel seeds


Panch phoron is a five-seed mixture from Bengal, India, a region famous for its distinctive cuisine. Panch phoron is most common in northern India, where the majority of seed spices are grown. Grind coarsely and use as a coating on roasted meat, or sprinkle on Indian breads, potato dishes, and vegetables, especially eggplant and cauliflower.


  1. 1Combine 2 tablespoons each whole black mustard seeds, whole nigella seeds, whole cumin seeds, whole fenugreek seeds, and whole fennel seeds.
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