14 Reviews

This is a staple in my cupboard. I omit the nutmeg though because it is an intoxicant and therefore it is not halal. I add less allspice in it's place. I use whole spices and toast them in a dry pan before grinding them. This gives off a wonderful aroma. Definitely using whole spices as well as toasting them gives a better flavour than any store bought version of this mix.

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UmmBinat January 31, 2012

Nice flavor and useful mix. I've prepared this for the Roasted Chicken Al-Kabsa (Saudi). I've reduced all the amounts, because I't easy to prepare fresh one when I need it. Thanks!

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awalde November 15, 2010

Loved the flavor! I used ground spices as that was what I had on hand.

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Elaniemay May 13, 2010

This was Wonderful!I am so glad I came across this.Thnax :)

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Ranoush January 06, 2006

I was trying to copy a favorite dish from a local mid-east deli & couldn't get the spices right until I found this recipe!! It's fantastic!!

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mrsrenee nowaczek March 17, 2005

Made as directed in batches in my spice-dedicated coffee grinder. Referred to by UmmBinat's Saudi Tahini & Tomato Chicken for Saudi Tahini & Tomato Chicken. Thanks, alAmira for a great spice recipe!

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mersaydees March 15, 2011

How much nutmeg is too much---you've just instructed a few million people to put FOUR whole nutmegs in this recipe!

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BestFriendsStevie August 28, 2009
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