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Type Spice mix
Place of origin India
Region or state Uttar Pradesh
  • Cookbook: Buknu
  •   Media: Buknu

Buknu is a powdered mixture of several spices popular in parts of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Buknu is a very ancient recipe and is claimed to have medicinal values. It is used as both a spice and a condiment. Buknu's main ingredients include amchoor, salt, turmeric, cumin seeds, asafoetida, black cumin, black cardamom, and oil.[1][2][3]

The recipe for Buknu likely originated in the Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh.

See also


  1. ^ Awasthi, Kumari Kshama; Pandey, Amit (2016). "Utilization of Traditional Herbs, Spices, Seasoning and Condiments: A Case Study of the Preparation of "Buknu" in Selected Villages of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India" (PDF). European Journal of Medicinal Plants. Science Domain. 14 (1). doi:10.9734/EJMP/2016/24951. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Gupta, Niru. "Buknu Recipe". NDTV Food. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "Buknu Recipe - How to make Buknu Powder?". Khana Khazana. July 3, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
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