Homemade Hawaij Recipe

Cook Dinner or Enjoy Your Afternoon Coffee with this Homemade Hawaij Recipe

Hawaij is a fantastic Yemenite spice mix which usually consists of some combination of ginger, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, cumin, coriander or turmeric. The basic mixture is used in soups, stews, curry-style dishes, rice and veggie dishes, and this Homemade Hawaij Recipe can be used for a unique flavor on all.

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The multi-use spice can serve even as a barbecue rub. Hawaij is also used in tea and those variations usually omit ginger (though my wife insists fresh ginger cures all colds)! The mixture for coffee is made from anise seeds, fennel seeds, ginger and cardamom. OK, so let’s make Hawaij!

IsraeliRecipe.com Hawaij Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cooks in: 10 minutes
Ready in: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

  • 1/2 cup ground black pepper (fresh if possible)
  • 2 tablespoon ground cardamom
  • 2 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 cup ground cumin
  • 4 tablespoons turmeric

Place a skillet on your stove top and heat to low. Combine the cardamom, coriander, cumin and turmeric. Toast and stir often for 10 minutes and make sure not to burn the mixture. Remove from heat and mix in your the black pepper. Transfer to a used spice jar or plastic airtight container. Use in soup, such as our Yemenite Vegetable Soup, or as a rub on any meat or fish dish.

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