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Mizoram's Panch Phoran Tarkari

Mizoram's Panch Phoran Tarkari

Mizoram's Panch Phoran Tarkari is a quick and easy no onion no garlic, flavorful and delicious mixed vegetable's made using the 5 spices aka Panch Phoran.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Gluten Free, Mixed Vegetables, No Onion No Garlic, Panch Phoran, Vegan, Vegetables
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 1 small potatoes diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 Cup Brinjal/Aubergine diced
  • 1 Cup cauliflower into small florets
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoon mustard oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water

Panch Phoran Spices

  • 1/2 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds Methi Dana
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds Saunf
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds Rai
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds Jeera
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nigella seeds Kalonji


  • Heat a pan and saute all the spices until it gives a light aroma.
  • Let them cool and ground them in mortar and pestle or lightly crush them in a mixer.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add in the spice mixture and give it a stir. Do this on medium to slow flame, or else they will burn.
  • Now add the bay leaves, vegetables and mix.
  • Add the green chillies, sugar, salt, turmeric and mix everything.
  • Pour enough water and milk and let the vegetables cook on slow.
  • Let this cook until the vegetables are done and the water is almost dried up.
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