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Middle Eastern Baharat Spice Blend

A must in Middle Eastern cooking, bahart is a spice mix used in many recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiments, Other
Cuisine: Assyrian, Indian, Middle Eastern
Servings: 7 servings
Calories: 18kcal
Author: Hilda Sterner


  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon allspice
  • teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon cayenne or chili powder


  • Add black peppercorns, cumin seeds, cardamom pods, allspice berries, coriander seeds, whole cloves, whole nutmeg, chili peppers, and cinnamon stick to a hot cast-iron pan.
  • Toast until aromatic. Allow spices to cool before handling. Remove nutmeg, and grate separately.
  • Grind the remaining spices in batches using a spice or coffee grinder.
  • Mix all the spices together and store in an airtight container.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g