Hawaij -- Hawayej -- Hawaiege -- Yemeni Spice Mixture

Hawaij -- Hawayej -- Hawaiege -- Yemeni Spice Mixture created by COOKGIRl

There’s a history lesson in this spice blend: Yemen and India were stops on the ancient trade route, so this turmeric-based mix bears a resemblance to some Indian masalas. Hawaij is used extensively by Yemenite Jews in Israel and its use has spread more widely into Israeli cuisine as a result. The basic mixture for soup is also used in stews, curry-style dishes, rice and vegetables dishes and even as a barbecue rub.

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  • Finely grind peppercorns and seeds in grinder, then transfer to a bowl and stir in turmeric.
  • Keeps for a month, covered in a cool place.
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"There’s a history lesson in this spice blend: Yemen and India were stops on the ancient trade route, so this turmeric-based mix bears a resemblance to some Indian masalas. Hawaij is used extensively by Yemenite Jews in Israel and its use has spread more widely into Israeli cuisine as a result. The basic mixture for soup is also used in stews, curry-style dishes, rice and vegetables dishes and even as a barbecue rub."

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  1. COOKGIRl
    I first tried this in meatballs but preferred it better the second try as a wet rub for skinless, boneless chicken thighs! Yum! Used fresh turmeric, too! Thanks!
  2. COOKGIRl
    Hawaij -- Hawayej -- Hawaiege -- Yemeni Spice Mixture Created by COOKGIRl
  3. Molly53
    There’s a history lesson in this spice blend: Yemen and India were stops on the ancient trade route, so this turmeric-based mix bears a resemblance to some Indian masalas. Hawaij is used extensively by Yemenite Jews in Israel and its use has spread more widely into Israeli cuisine as a result. The basic mixture for soup is also used in stews, curry-style dishes, rice and vegetables dishes and even as a barbecue rub.
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