Baharat Aka Middle East Mixed Spices - the Real Mix

Recipe by alAmira
READY IN: 10mins
YIELD: 2 cups




  • Basically, just place all the spices except the paprika and nutmeg in a blender or adequate grinder and process until it becomes a powder.
  • If necessary you can grind 1/2 cup at a time.
  • Grate the nutmeg and blend this with the paprika into the spices.
  • Store in an airtight jar.
  • Generally in some areas, they lightly toast the spices in an oven to bring out more flavor.
  • You can gain this also by putting the amount you're going to use, on a hot dry frypan and toast it for a few seconds before using.
  • This not only makes the kitchen smell good, but brings out a richer flavor of any spice.
  • *Note* You can also use ground spices, but using them whole is the authentic way.
  • Four nutmegs come to about 1/4 cup ground.
  • Be careful how much nutmeg you use; it's toxic in large doses.