Bengali Panch Phoron

Panch Phoron Chicken

Cuisine Bengali
Servings 3


Shopping list

  • 1 lb chicken legs, thighs, or wings
  • 5 medium tomato/es quartered
  • 2 cups Basmati Rice

You might have

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

Culinary Spice Kit

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


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


Variations/ Vegetarian

Substitute chicken with fish filet, shrimps, tofu, or your favorite vegetable/s.
Keyword nigella, panch phoron