Hararat Version 1 - Libyan Spice Blend

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a common seasoning in Libya. I was surprised that there isn't a recipe for it on zaar (though it could have another name...I'm certainly no expert). I found this recipe online (http://www.celtnet.org.uk/recipes/miscellaneous/fetch-recipe.php?rid=misc-hararat). I must admit that I have never made this before - and that this particular recipe is a bit annoying as you have to grind everything in a spice/coffee grinder or I suppose a mortar and pestle if you're ambitious. I am posting a different version that uses pre-ground spices. Feel free to multiply this recipe to make any amount you wish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a nonstick frying pan to medium heat (do NOT add oil) and add your spices.
  2. Stir constantly until the aroma intensifies. Depending on how hot your pan is this could take a few minutes - just don't let them burn.
  3. Add to spice grinder/coffee grinder and grind to a fine powder.
  4. Store in an airtight container.


Most Helpful

Thanks a bunch!!! Been dying to figure it out how to make it but nowhere to be found.. I think this way is better than using ground because there will be much more flavor and aroma.. thanks again for the post!

marwasworld March 16, 2011

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