Friday, March 4, 2016

Bengali stir fry mixed vegetables

This is really easy, really quick recipe, that draws out the deceptively simple (yet delicious) flavors of West Bengal's cuisine. Panch Phoron (Bengali 5 Spice), one of the main flavor components, can either be bought prepackaged, or you can learn make it right here:  (enter link!!!).  I used frozen mixed vegetables to make this dish, and, being in a hurry, served it with some canned sardines.


1 cup of mixed frozen carrots and green peas 
1 tbsp mustard oil (or olive oil)
1 tbsp of Panch Phoron (Bengali 5 Spice)
1/2 teaspoon of ghost chili powder (or cayenne)
1/2 tsp asafoetida (or 1/2 tsp garlic and onion powder)
1/2 tsp turmeric 
1 itch piece of diced ginger
1 chopped, fresh long chili pepper  
Salt (to taste)


1) Add 1 tbsp of oil into a pot over med heat
2) Add 1 tbsp Panch Phoron, and let it fry for 1 minute, stirring constantly
3) Add the diced ginger and fresh chili peppers, stirring constantly. Cook for 3 mins 
3) Add 1/2 tsp asafoetida,1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp chili powder, and stir
4) Add the frozen vegetables, and cook 5 mins on medium heat (or until they're no longer frozen)
5) Add salt to taste, and enjoy. 

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