Bengali 5 Spice
Bengali five spice is a spice blend used in Bangladesh and Eastern India, especially in Bengali, Assamese and Oriya cuisine. The name literally means "five spices”, referring to the equal measures of ingredients.
Bengali five spice is traditionally used with vegetables, lentils or fish, but can even be used as a pickling spice. Typically, the mixture is fried in oil or ghee in a heavy based pan, which causes it to start popping immediately. At this point, you should add your other ingredients to coat with the spice mixture.
Also known as Panch phoran, panch puran, panchphoran, panch phutana, or five-spice mix. Try this recipe as a quick and easy meal idea:
DetailsSuitable for Vegetarians
Wheat and Gluten Free
May contain traces of nuts and seeds