This is a spice mix from Bengal, the eastern state of India. I just love the combination of flavors. As the name suggests it is a mixture of Five( panch) spices.  There are many variations of this recipe, but here is what I use:

Panch Phoran


1 tbsp Fennel Seeds ( saunf) 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds ( methi seeds) 1 tbsp Mustard seeds ( Rai) 1 tbsp cumin seeds ( jeera) 1 tbsp nigella seeds ( kalonji)


Slightly rosat all the ingredients separately. Mix them in a bottle. You can use it in many recipe.