Pete’s Panch Pizza Sauce


Pete, our talented Creative Director, made this outstanding pizza sauce for a company dinner. We knew it tasted wonderfully deep but couldn’t pinpoint what made it special. It was Bengali Panch Phoron.


1 TBL butter

1 TBL olive oil

1 tsp Bengali Panch Phoron

1 onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

½ bottle strained tomatoes

1 tsp brown sugar

1 tsp Herbes de Provence or your favourite dried herbs (not rosemary)

Salt and pepper to taste



Heat oil and butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.


When the butter stops foaming, add the Bengali Panch Phoron and sauté until the seeds to start to pop a bit.


Add the onions and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes.


Add the garlic. Cook for 1 minute.


Add the tomatoes, sugar, dried herbs, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for at least 15 minutes for flavours to meld.

Use to wow your next pizza party diners.

Spices Used: Bengali Panch Phoron