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baharat : seven spice blend

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup ground black pepper (3 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons whole peppercorns)
  • 1/4 cup ground paprika
  • 1/4 cup ground cumin seeds (1/4 cup whole cumin seeds)
  • 1/4 cup ground coriander seeds (1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon whole coriander seeds)
  • 2 tablespoons ground cloves (2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons whole cloves)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (2 1/2 inch cinnamon stick)
  • 1 teaspoons ground nutmeg (1 small nutmeg)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom (8 to 9 cardamom pods)

Instructions

Combine ground spices and store in a resealable container (preferably glass).

Notes

If you’d like to make a larger batch, here are the ratios:

12 parts ground black pepper
12 parts ground paprika
12 parts ground cumin seeds
12 parts ground coriander seeds
6 parts ground cloves
2 parts ground cinnamon
1 parts ground nutmeg
1 part ground cardamom (green cardamom pods)