Shukto is a must on any festive Bengali dinner menu. It has a slight bitterness balanced with sugar. If you are not up for this, try a Panch Phoron recipe from our website. Panch Phoron is a Bengali five-spice blend. It's always used whole. The seeds are fried in oil until they pop and release their aromatic flavor. Includes recipe card with double spices for two meals with 3-4 servings. Ingredients:  Panch Phoron: Cumin, fennel, fenugreek, brown and yellow mustard, nigella  Yellow and brown mustard, ajowan, bay leaves - Free U.S. shipping.