Monday, 17 December 2012

Panch Phoron Aloo | Potatoes tempered with 5 spices


In Bengali, paanch means five and phoron means spice.  Panch Phoron - also known as panch puran, panchphoran is a spice blend that consists of 5 spices in equal quantity.  It is generally used in Bengali, Assamese and Oriya cuisine.

It is mainly used for tempering and used as a whole and never ground or used as powder.

Panch Phoron has the following spices:

Fenugreek (methi)
Nigella seeds (kalonji/kalo jeera or onion seeds)
Cumin seeds (jeera)
Mustard seeds (rai or shorshe)
Fennel seeds (saunf or mouri)


Panch phoron Aloo




Ingredients:

  • Potatoes - 4 medium
  • Panch Phoron - 1 tsp
  • Red chillies - 2
  • Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - As per taste
  • Oil - 1 tbsp

How To Prepare Panch Phoron Aloo:

  • Wash and peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add the panch phoron. When it starts to splutter and change color, it gives out a good aroma.  Add the red chillies, potatoes, turmeric and mix well and fry till the potatoes start turning brown around the edges.
  • Add red chilli powder and salt, mix well and let it cook for 2 minutes.
  • Then add about 1-2 cups of water, keep the flame low and let the potatoes cook for about 7-8 minutes or till the potatoes are cooked.
  • Tastes yumm with parathas or puris.

20 comments:

  1. Drool worthy,love the flavor..yummy potatoes.

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  2. Delicious love this spice mixture.

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  3. Nice colour and delicious potato curry. Goes well with paratha or puri.

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  4. Love the masala hema, good texture ,consistency..Sooper.Thanks for ur valuable comment on my post dear

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  5. delicious dear..Join me in Fast Food Event - Poha in my blog .

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  6. Simple with full of flavors,lov it

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  7. Very flavorful and yummy curry...I love the paanch phoran tadka

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  8. I love potatoes made in any way

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  9. Delicious and quick! Will love to try it soon :)

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  10. I love panch phoran, nice flavorful curry..

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  11. I love panch phoran and use it in Dal recipes often. The potato curry looks delicious.

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  12. Thank you all for all your lovely comments :)

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  13. Potatoes flavor packed what more to ask for.

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  14. Potatoes flavor packed what more to ask for.

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