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panch phoron (পাঁচ ফোড়ন)

Language: Bengali

Description: Panch phoron is a mixture of five spices used commonly in Bengal. Every household will have its own preferred recipe. Garam masala is more common to northern India, as the "hot spices" are preferred to chillis in the cold winters. In southern Indian vegetarian cooking, the equivalent is sambhar powder and in western India, goda masala and kholombo powder. In Punjab, tandoori masala is the most common, and in Bengal panch phoron which gives the food of this area its unique flavour. It comprises equal amounts of cumin, fennel, fenugreek, mustard and wild onion or nigella seeds.

Ethnicity: Indian Subcontinent
Most frequent country: Bangladesh, India
Most frequent region: West Bengal

See places: Bengali Food and Cuisine

See foods and dishes: garam masala, goda masala, kholombo poder, sambhar powder, tandoori masala

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