Panch Phoron Chicken

Panch Phoron Chicken

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Indian Panch Phoron Chicken

Panch phoron is an Indian spice blend from five seeds. It includes fenugreek which is an essential ingredient to Indian curry blends. The seeds are always used whole. They are fried in oil until they pop, or can be used as a spice rub.

Panch Phoron Chicken

Panch Phoron Chicken

Panch Culinary Spice Kit Ingredients:

[1] Brown & yellow mustard, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, nigella seeds
[2] Kashmiri chili

What you need:

1 lb chicken legs, thighs, or wings
5 medium tomatoes, quartered
2 cups basmati rice

You might have:

1 inch ginger, peeled, grated
3 cloves garlic, peeled, grated
oil or ghee

How it works:

  • Cook rice per package instructions.
  • In a PAN, heat 2 tbsp oil.
  • Fry Panch Spices [1] on medium heat until they begin to pop.
  • Add ginger and garlic.
  • Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add chicken and salt to taste.
  • Stir-fry chicken on high heat until the pieces turn brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and salt and Panch Spices [2] to taste.
  • Simmer on low heat about 10-20 minutes until tomatoes fall apart and chicken is cooked.
  • Serve chicken on rice with lime wedges.
  • Enjoy!


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