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Arabic Seven Spice Mix (Barahat)

This spice mix is quite different to the Lebanese Seven Spice Mix but is used in a similar way.  It also makes an interesting rub for BBQ meats or roasts.

To make this mix, use powdered or ground spices - see tip below for using whole spices.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 tablespoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom

Method:

  1. Mix all the spices together
  2. Store in a screw top jar until needed.

Tips:

A more flavoursome mix is made with whole spices that you heat in a frying pan until fragrant before grinding in a mortar and pestle.