The Big Boys Curry Book

Panch Phoran.

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A Bengali mix. Most often used in whole form, but can be ground. Masalas should be stored in dark airtight jars and as a rule improve with a bit of age.


  • Fennel seed
  • Mustard seed
  • Fenugreek seed
  • Cummin seed
  • Onion seed (Kalonji)


  1. Simply mix equal portions of the seed together and store