Bhindi chochori is a Bengali favorite. Ocra (ladies finger) is stir-fried in mustard oil with panch phoron. Usually Bengalis will add potatoes as well but it’s optional. This recipe requires minimal spices, takes less time and is healthy as well. Panch phoran is a whole spice blend made with five spices and it's very popular in North and East India. Panch phoron is a blend of five spices viz. fenugreek seed, nigella seed, cumin seed, black mustard seed and fennel seed in equal parts.