Advieh, Persian Spice Mix

Advieh is an aromatic Persian spice mix, much like the Indian Garam Masala, and is used extensively in Persian cooking. Advieh tends to be more aromatic than “warm” compared to the garam masala.
Advieh Persian Spice Mix
Advieh Persian Spice Mix
Advieh

Another staple in our kitchen, Advieh is an aromatic Persian spice mix, much like the Indian Garam Masala, and is used extensively in Persian cooking. Advieh tends to be more aromatic than “warm” compared to the garam masala.

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Advieh Recipe

And just like the garam masala, there are many, many recipes, not only depending on the cook and where he or she is from in Iran but also on the type of dishes used.

For eg, Advieh for polow (rice) tends to be simpler, fragrant and sometimes even a little sweet, especially when used in recipes like Morasa Polow (Persian Jewelled Rice).

Morasa Polow, Persian Jewelled Rice
Morasa Polow, Persian Jewelled Rice

Advieh for stews (khoresht) tends to be stronger in flavour and aroma and does quite often include Limoo Amani (Dried Limes) and Zafaran (Saffron). It doesn’t just stop there, you will/can also have different mixes for kababs, pickles, vegetables, etc. It really is a matter of taste.

Persian Dried Lime, Limoo Omani
Persian Dried Lime, Limoo Omani

I’ll give you 2 basic mixes here, one for rice with rose petals and one to use all across the board with meat or any stew recipes. Great for barbecues and meatballs!

As you get to know this spice mix, feel free to experiment, as you will see in my recipes, I use a tiny amount of nutmeg and star anise, for the simple reason that I am not a fan of either spice.

Other Spices used in Advieh

  • Dried Chilli/Cayenne (Felfel Ghermez)
  • Sumac (Somagh)
  • Black Pepper (Felfel)
  • Persian Angelica (Golpar) 
  • Cloves (Mikhak)
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Pine Nuts
  • Pistachios
  • Ginger Powder (Zangebil)
  • Garlic Powder (Seer)
  • Turmeric Powder (Zard Chubeh)
  • Even Curry Powder

More Spice Mixes on LinsFood

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Advieh Persian Spice Mix

Advieh (Persian Spice Mix)

Advieh is an aromatic Persian spice mix, much like the Indian Garam Masala, and is used extensively in Persian cooking. Advieh tends to be more aromatic than “warm” compared to the garam masala.
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Course: Ingredients
Cuisine: Persian
Keyword: ingredients, spices
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 portion (increase as needed in recipe)
Calories: 39kcal
Author: Azlin Bloor

Ingredients

Rice Advieh

  • 2 tsp rose petals
  • generous pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp seeds of green cardamom
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • quarter tsp white sugar

Basic Advieh

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp seeds of green cardamom
  • ¼ Persian dried lime
  • 1 small “petal” of star anise
  • generous pinch of freshly grated ground nutmeg
  • small pinch saffron

Instructions

  • Break the cinnamon stick into little pieces. The smaller, the better for your mill.
  • Place all the ingredients into a good coffee or spice mill and grind to a fine powder.
  • Store in an airtight container as you would your regular spices.

Nutrition

Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 4mg

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11 thoughts on “Advieh, Persian Spice Mix”

  1. What a beautiful picture! I’ve never tried making my own, not realising how easy it is. Thank you for all the explanations.

  2. Rosemary Stanner

    This sounds like a really great mix. I just cam from your jewelled rice recipe that I’m so glad I found! You explain everything so well, I am going to try the rice and this advieh for the weekend. Thank you!

  3. Dwaine Patrescue

    This is a good article. I will look out for this in my local stores. Can’t wait to try it in some rice. Thanks. Stay cool.

  4. This is very interesting.. I am sure i can try this spice mix in my veg pulao recipe.. would taste good i am sure..will let u know once i try it:)

  5. I’ve not tried using middle eastern spices. I have used garam masala, though and enjoyed those flavors. Something new for me to try!

  6. This sounds absolutely divine! We’re big fans of Middle Eastern flavours in our house. I’ll have to try this for my husband – he’ll love it!

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