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Baharat, a Middle Eastern Spice Mix

Baharat (بهارات‎‎), a Middle Eastern Spice Mix

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes


Recipe for Baharat (Bahārāt, بهارات‎‎), a Middle Eastern spice mix or blend that can be found all over the region.



  • 3 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 Tbsp cumin seeds
  • 5cm (2″) cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 Tbsp black peppercorns
  • seeds of 10 cardamom pods
  • quarter tsp freshly grated nutmeg

Optional Extras

  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Saffron
  • Paprika or Chilli Powder
  • Dried Red Chillies
  • Turmeric
  • Allspice
  • Dried Edible Rose Petals
  • Thyme
  • Sumac


  1. Break the cinnamon stick slightly or pound it with the back of a knife. This is to make the grinding easy.
  2. Place everything in a spice grinder and grind to a fine powder.
  3. Will keep indefinitely but its potency will reduce with time.
  • Category: Ingredients
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern/North African


  • Serving Size: Makes 1 small spice jar