India Tree Bengali Panch Phoron
This mix of whole spices for vegetable dishes, comes from Bengal in the east of India,. where the population is primarily vegetarian. It is used to flavor the hot oil to which vegetables are added, or to spice the ghee (clarified butter) that is poured over a dish before it is served. Fry the seeds in the hot oil or ghee until they pop. Use IndiaTree Panch Phoron to season stir fry, rice, lentil, vegetable, and fish. For visual interest, serve the spices in the dish, or remove them from the oil or butter before adding the other ingredients, allowing them to simply "perfume" the oil.
Combine Panch Phoron with other spices to create flavorful spicy fried potatoes; toss in a skillet with oil, lemon juice, and chard, kale, or other leafy greens; cook with onions, peppers, and garlic to form a base for a hearty lentil stew; use it to season fried eggplant or perfume a sauce for white fish.
Ingredients: cumin, fennel, mustard, nigella and fenugreek
Net Wt. 1 oz.