Profile: Panch phoron means five spice in Bengali. It's generally used as a spice for vegetarian dishes or to top bread, but some people use it as a meat rub.
Panch phoron means “five spices” in Hindi and Bengali. It contains cumin, fenugreek, fennel, black mustard, and nigella seeds. To enhance the flavors, the combination is often dry-toasted or lightly fried in ghee or oil. Then vegetables or starches are stir-fried or roasted. The combination is frequently used to top bread or lentil dishes. Modern chefs employ this historically vegetarian spice combination on pork and game birds. It's great on pizzas with spinach and white bean purée before baking.
|Ingredients:||Nigella (black caraway seeds), cumin, fennel, fenugreek and mustard,|
|Shelf Life:||2 Years.|
|Basic Prep:||If you're using this spice in a soup or stew, it's ready to go. If you're going to use the Panch Phoron in another recipe, lightly cook it in oil to unleash the flavors.|
|Ways To Use:||Add to roasted vegetables, sauces, soups, or rice dishes for a complex flavor and aroma. Dry rub pork tenderloin or marinade fish or meat with Panch Phoron.|
|Country of Origin:||United States.|
|Handling / Storage:||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Allergen Information:||None Specified.|
|Dietary Preferences:||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO.|