Homemade Baharat Recipe

Cook up dinner tonight with this Homemade Baharat Recipe

Baharat, which translates literally from Arabic to mean “spices” is found throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East in several different variations. This Homemade Baharat Recipe is often used to season lambfishchickenbeef, and soup, it can also be served on the side as a topping.

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Traditional Baharat includes these seven spices:

  1. Black Peppercorns
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Cloves
  4. Coriander Seeds
  5. Cumin Seeds
  6. Nutmeg
  7. Paprika (or Allspice)

Variations can include the following ingredients: Cardamom Seeds, Cassia Bark, Ginger, Dried Red Chili Peppers, Turmeric, Saffron. The Turkish version of Baharat contains quite a bit of mint, while Tunisian Baharat usually includes a mixture comprised solely of dried rosebuds, black pepper and ground cinnamon. OK, so let’s make Baharat!

IsraeliRecipe.com Baharat Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooks in: 5 minutes
Ready in: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

  • 4 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cloves
  • 4 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons paprika (or Allspice)

Place a skillet on your stove top and heat to medium. Dry roast the peppercorns, cumin, coriander and cardamom seeds and cloves. After about 3 minutes on the stovetop, transfer to a cooling bowl and then grind in a mortar and pestle or coffee grinder together with the rest of your ingredients. Transfer to a used spice jar or plastic airtight container. We will add some recipes with baharat to the website soon. In the meantime, use it as a rub on any meat or fish, even in rice this spice makes for a great taste.

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