Panch phoran Tarkari/ Tripura Special/ Spicy mixed vegetable with 5 spices

Tripura cuisine is heavily influenced by its neghbouring state west bengal however the meat predominantly is pork. There are many varieties of dried fish that is used in the cooking.
I opted for the simple bengali style preparation using the famous panch phoran masala. The color and texture is deceptive of the taste it folds in it.
You have to make it to believe..

As we enter the last leg of our food odyssey across the Indian states, you need to dive into this bengali style curry to unfold the rest of the states

1 medium potato peeled and diced
1 small piece of pumpkin peeled , deseeded and diced
1 carrot cut in small cubes
1/2 cup french beans chopped
1/2 cup green peas
2 tspn panch phoran masala (see below)
1 tspn mustard oil / vegetable oil
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1 tspn green chilli paste
1 tspn turmeric
salt to taste
for panch phoran masala
Equal quantities of 
mustard seeds/ rai
fennel seeds/ saunf
nigella seeds/ kalonji
cumin/ jeera
fenugreek/ methi
1) In a pan, heat oil.
2) Add the panch phoran masala and saute it for 1 min
3) Add the turmeric and green chilly paste
4) Add the chopped vegetables and saute it for 3 to 4 min
5) Next add the milk and water and let it cook for 8 to 10 min or until the vegetables are cooked and tender
6) Season with salt 

Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with fresh puris.

Be warned the color is deceptive but this preparation is pretty spicy  in a nice way


Deceptive or not I like the curry..basically the paanch poran flavour is mind blowing and kends a special touch to any the wayyou have garnished with greens.
Unknown said…
The flavor of Panch Poran is awesome and this tarkari is looking super delicious..
Priya Suresh said…
Very flavourul panch poran, your tarkari is asking me to make some soon, i can have it with anything, soo delicious.
It is a very attractive dish and the pictures are really nice. I am sure the spices give it a lot of flavor. Nice pick.
Mythreyi said…
The whole plate looks so colorful and tempting! Love it!

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Srivalli said…
I loved this with pooris as well..:)
Harini R said…
very colorful and inviting platter. I know how much I sweat to get to a veg dish for this state!!
Pavani said…
That is such a colorful and delicious curry.
Such a colorful and flavorful tarkari,looks so delicious.
Usha said…
I do like the color and texture of the curry. I am yet to use the panch phoran I picked before cooking for the mega bm. I should try out some of these recipes to use up the spice mix.
Padmajha said…
The final pic looks so tempting Pradnya.Love the platter. And I too made this but for another 'clueless' state
jayanthi said…
if it has panch phoran it must be good. looks yummy
Chef Mireille said…
panch phoran makes everything tastes better right
Archana said…
In this marathon I learn the use of panch phoran. It makes the dish so delicious does it not?
Suma Gandlur said…
A good curry from the NE region. This is one curry I genuinely enjoyed.

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