Panch Phoron - Bengali Five-Spice Blend

Panch Phoron – A Bengali Five-Spice Blend

Panch Phoron, sometimes spelled ‘panchpuran’ along with a host of other variations, is a blend of whole spices that is native to the north-east regions of the Indian sub-continent in general, and the state of Bengal in particular. Because it is typically composed of 5 different spices, it is often called ‘Bengali five-spice’ although there are variations not only in the types of spice, but also the number. You can buy ready-made blends in stores of course, but it is more satisfying, and very easy to make your own blend at home.

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