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Punch Phoran Masala (mix)

Punch Phoran masala means mixture of 5 spices. This mixture is used  in Bengali, Assamese and Oriya Cuisine for making dals and vegetables Dishes.

Ingredients:

Cumin Seeds (jira) – 2 Tablespoons
Mustard Seeds ( Rai) -2 Tablespoons
Onion Seeds ( Kalonji / Nigella Seeds ) – 2 Tablespoons
Fennel Seeds (Saunf) – 2 Tablespoons
Fenugreek Seeds ( Methi Dana) – 2 Tablespoons

To make Panch Phoron, all the five  ingredients or spices are added in equal proportions. Some Cooks prefer to use smaller proportion of fenugreek seeds, which have a mildly bitter taste.

Tip :  Mix all the spices  and store them  in an air tight jar  in a dry place. shake the jar before each use  to make sure the spices are evenly  distributed. 

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