Sunday 3 March 2019

Panch Phoron Tarkari / Mixed Vegetable Curry - Meghalaya Cuisine

Panch Phoron Tarkari is an easy to make, nutritious, mixed vegetable curry from Meghalaya cuisine(North Eastern State Of India).

Meghalaya cuisine is very new to me and I started exploring the same. Thus I came across this healthy and easy to make recipe full of flavours.

This dish is worth a try and cherish. I have adapted the recipe from Vahrevah

This recipe is my entry to the event "Shhh!!! Cooking Secretly" challenge conducted by Mayuri Patel of Mayuri's Jikoni.  For the month of February, I have paired with Jayashree Trao  who blogs at " " and the ingredients given by her are Potato and red chilli.

Try this simple and tasty Meghalaya Special "Panch Phoron Tarkari" and give your feedback!

15 min
25 mins
Recipe for Panch Phoron Tarkari 
Recipe type:Veg accompaniment
Cuisine: Meghalaya
Serves: 3 to 4 persons
Potato - 1 big
Pumpkin - 1 cup(chopped)
Brinjal - 3 to 4 (cubed)
Turmeric powder - 
Red chillies- 2
Green chilli - 1
Sugar -1 tsp(optional)
Milk - 2 tbsp
Salt - as required

For seasoning:(Paanch Phoron - Five spices)

Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
Nigella seeds / Onion seeds- ½ tsp
Fenugreek seeds - ½ tsp
Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
Fennel seeds - ½ tsp

Bay leaf - 1
Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp

Heat oil in a pan, season it with all the five spices, bay and red chillies. Once the spices crackles, add the chopped vegetables along with green chilly, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and sugar.

Give it a mix and add water and milk.  Stir and allow to cook.

Cook till the veggies becomes soft and  water dries up; give it a thorough mix and switch off the gas.

Serve hot as a accompaniment for rice / poori / chapathi. 


  1. I love the sound of this sabzi. The panch phoron must have added a whole lot of flavour to the dish, I'm sure, as opposed to a regular tadka with mustard and/or cumin.

  2. Simply love how you've mixed 3 veggies to make this delicious looking tarkari. Would love to have it with some rotis.

  3. Yummy curry vegs used are interesting never tried like dis.. Will try it for sure

  4. The dish looks so yum !! Love how you have added diff vegetables like pumpkin, brinjals, potatoes.

  5. Looks so delicious and flavourful. With all those spices I am sure it must have tasted yum.

  6. The mixed veg curry looks lipsmacking...the panch phoron spice sounds interesting and sure to enhance the flavor

  7. Nice use of vegetables with the panch phoran. A great side dish for chapati. I loved the addition of milk and sugar for that tad bit of sweetness to the curry.

  8. Potatoes and pumpkin in one dish is a very interesting combination...with panch phoran masala this must have been one flavour paked side dish

  9. This is such a unique combination of vegetables. I am sure it tasted best with chapathi. Need to try this dish sometime soon.

  10. I love the flavour of panch phoran. We both made panch phoran taratari. But I have used only potatoes. Your looks super tempting Loved it.

  11. This looks so flavoursome, ideal with rice and sambar as a side dish. Loved it.

  12. I love the aroma of Panch Phoran in tempering, and it adds a great flavour to curries. I will try potato curry this way next time.

  13. Love the flavors of panch phoran and this one with the three veggies looks absolutely delectable. Perfect pair with phulka.

  14. Pairing pumpkin, brinjal etc with panchphoron is perfect for elevation the flavours of the sabji. I am sure you loved it and now tempting me to try it.


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