In the authentic Panch Phoran tadka, the spice are not powdered but used whole and after frying in the oil, that oil is used for tempering. But I use it as coarsely ground powdered as Garam Masala. The five ingredients of Panch phoran are :
1: Cumin Seeds
- Acts as a digestive, anti inflammatory, anti bacterial laxative.
- Helps in lowering cholesterol.
- Treats Diabetes, heart burn and Skin diseases.
- Good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, Dietary Fiber and Minerals.
The health benefits are immense if used regularly in the diet. If you have not tried this strong aromatic flavorful spice, do give it a shot. starting with sauces, chutneys and paranthas, include it in potato subzi and even daals…