Baharat is a mixture of ginger, rose buds, and other spices. Originating from the Middle East. The word barahat means “spice” in Arabic, meaning pepper. This all purpose spice is used in most Lebanon, Syria, Jordon and Palestine dishes. Barahat can be found in most Middle Eastern specialty shops, and is very easy to make your own. Although there are many different varieties the basic ingredients are black pepper and allspice. Other mixes may contain paprika, coriander seeds, nutmeg, sumac, cassia bark, and cumin and cardamom seeds. Once made it can be kept in a spice jar.
Ethnicity: Middle East
Season: available year-round
How to select: Most likely found in specialty Middle Eastern shops.