PTI Panchpuran, a traditional blend of seeds are using to season foods for east Indian cooking. Panchpuran, which is also refer to as panch puran or panchphoran. It is a blend of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, nigella seeds, fennel seeds, and fenugreek seeds.
The most traditional use of PTI Panchpuran is to temper or fry it in warm oil or ghee for few seconds. And causing them to pop and flavor the oil before adding other vegetables, or ingredients to it.
There is no specific or adequate way to describe the flavour and taste of this blend. It can broadly be categorized as a mild aromatic blend with a slight bitter taste which comes from fenugreek and mustard seeds.
How to store panch phoran:
The panch phoran should be kept in a tightly sealed glass container in a cool, dark and dry place.
The spice mix has a distinctive bitter and nutty flavor. The fenugreek is what gives Panch Phoran its bitter flavor and many cooks tone this down by using a smaller amount of fenugreek in the mix. The nigella seeds add a light pepper flavor and the cumin adds it distinct earthy quality.
Fenugreek present in Panch phoron is beneficial to keep blood sugar in control, which means it is great for diabetics. It also gives you glowing skin and improves hair growth. Methi seeds are also using as a natural way to increase breast milk supply.
Cumin keeps digestive issues at bay and helps in the secretion of pancreatic juice that is good for your stomach. As it accelerates digestion. It also helps you lose weight.
Fennel seeds are popular to help lower blood pressure, cardiac issues, improve immunity.
Nigella seeds also known as kalonji are very well-popular for their health benefits. It is rich in sodium, iron, and calcium
Mustard seeds can help protect you from cancer, curb symptoms of asthma, slow down aging, help you lose weight.