Older days in Bengal, spices were used to store in separate earthen pot
wrapped in muslin cloth. There were special corner of the kitchen or
another room in the house called bharar ghor - ভাড়ার ঘর (store room) a
cool and dark place. Now today, I chose to store my spice mixes
in a box with small zip-lock pouches, labeled, inside my freezer.
Believe me, I also help myself with easy food like these busy days and
world, but like me foodie my spice gives me satisfaction on the table
with house full of aroma.
Bengali Panch phoron (3 occasions - 5 spice blends)
key-spice is Panch Phoron (five spices) and there are some simple variety or alternatives of spices in it (পাঁচ ফোড়ন) too.
Panch phoron for sabji (veg/nonveg)
Garam Masala Special