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Panch Phoran roasted potatoes

panch phoran spiced roasted potatoes

Earlier last month we introduced Panch Phoran at Regency. It’s a gorgeous spice blend from Bengal, the region crossing at north-western India. The blend consists of a colourful blend of fragrant, spiced seeds: cumin, mustard, fennel, black cumin (nigella, kalonji), and fenugreek. Usually it’s used in cooking up tasty Indian curries, but we’ve found another use for it where it’s also delicious: roasted veggies. These fragrant seeds coat the potatoes and infuse all their flavour throughout the long & intense cooking heat in the oven. They soften up and also add an interesting texture when eating. We love roasted potatoes … keep reading