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Baharat Spice Blend

Aromatic baharat spice blend will transport you to travel the Middle East through your food.  This Arabic seasoning is widely used in the Middle East, it's made from 7 spices and often referred to as the "7 spice blend".
Course Condiments
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 very small jar
Calories 168kcal
Author Diana



  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 3 tbsp Black peppercorns
  • ½ tbsp Cardamom
  • 2 pieces Nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp Coriander
  • 1 tbsp Cloves
  • 2 tbsp Cumin seeds


  • Collect the spices. I don't recommend any extras such as paprika, or turmeric as that will change the flavor and you'll end up with a different spice blend. You can either collect ground spices and just mix them, or as I did, collect whole spices and toast them then grind them.
  • To toast the spices, put them in a dry hot skillet and toast for 4-5 minutes. I use a wooden spoon and mix so they don't get burnt. They will be really fragrant once toasted.
  • Alternatively, put the spices on a cookie sheet and bake at 180c (360f) for 5 minutes.
  • Once the spices are toasted, grind them using a pestle and mortar or an electric grinder.
  • Store in a sealed container for up to 1 year.


  • You can easily double or triple this recipe.
  • Whole spices stay fresh for longer, once you grind them, they need to be stored in a cool dry place. However, homemade spices last much longer than any ground spice that you buy from a store. So store in an airtight jar in a cool dry place for up to a year.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 792mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 551IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 360mg | Iron: 14mg