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