Panch Phoron by Beena

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Panch Phoron by Beena

Technical guide

Ingredients Fenugreek, fennel, *brown mustard, spices.
Allergens *Brown mustard
Origin Original creation
Net weight 45 g
Storage / Use In a cool, dark, dry place.
Price incl. tax €8.80

Bengalese blend to roast and then use to season vegetables.

Recommendations Roast Panch Phoron in oil or ghee over high heat for 10 seconds. Use to season sauteed potatoes or zucchini and creamed spinach.

The words of Olivier Roellinger

Beena Paradin and I like to use this whole spice blend on winter vegetables that often need a hint of sunshine and warmth.
Toast ½ teaspoon of Panch Phoron per person in a dry skillet or with oil or ghee, then add to vegetable dishes (steamed, boiled, or roasted) just before serving.


In Hindi, panch means ‘five’ and ‘phoron’ means ‘spices’ and this blend is also called Bengali Five-Spice Blend. The combination of fenugreek, fennel, brown mustard seeds, cumin, and nigella seeds plays off the flavor contrasts between bitter fenugreek and the sweet licorice element in fennel.