Baharat is the Arabic word for spices and this blend can be used to flavour lamb, beef, chicken, fish and soups. It is simple to make at home.
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Do you ever receive a gift you know you will never use? What do you do with it? I have no qualms whatsoever about re-gifting. If I am not going to make use of a present I have two choices. One would be to throw it away and the other would be to give it away. Tossing something useful out because you cannot use it is a waste. And I really do not like to waste anything. And giving the gift to someone else at least means it will be used. That is, if I get it right and the person I am giving it to has use for the gift. I do try and make sure that the gift I am passing on is not between friends who know each other. I do this as I never want to make someone feel like their thought was not worthy.
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I know for certain that some of the gifts I have been given have been re-gifted. Usually because I recognize something from one friend as really being from another. I don’t take umbrage to this at all as it the concept behind the gift that counts. However, I am not sure how to react when a gift I have given someone has been given back to me. How would you react? Each year I choose a gift theme so as to not repeat myself. Next year I will be making spice blends for people. I think this baharat will go down a treat as it can be used in so many ways. I followed Yotam and Sami’s advice and used it to season the tabbouleh salad I recently made.
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- 5 mls black peppercorns
- 5 mls coriander seeds
- One small cinnamon quill broken up
- 2.5 mls cloves
- 2.5 mls ground all spice
- 10 mls cumin seeds
- 5 mls cardamom pods I used white
- Half a nutmeg freshly grated
- Place all of the ingredients into a spice grinder
- Grind until fine
- Store in a lidded glass jar and use as needed
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime November 14:
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- 2013 – Garlic Soup
- 2012 – Food And Wine Bloggers Indaba 2012
- 2011 – Red Wine Braised Short Ribs
- 2010 – Friday’s Food Quiz Number 40
25 thoughts on “Baharat, An Arabic Spice Blend Recipe”
Well, I have not heard about the baharet blend but it sounds like it would be quite versatile which I really like because I can make a decent batch and use it over and over again to season. But I’m not so sure how I feel about re-gifting. If the gift is nice and you know the other person would like it, then I’m okay with it. But if someone is re-gifting something quite hideous (I got lots of angels with no eyes or faces for wedding gifts) then I get freaked out!
That is a bit freaky!
Hi Tandy, baharat is new to me but I love all the spices you have listed. Sounds like a great combo.
I am going to make more recipes using this spice blend as I really like it 🙂
I love Arabic spices, so warming and delicious:)
One of my favourites!
nice to know!
What beautiful photographs Tandy. Thank you for reminding me about the full flavours of baharat and it is indeed a wonderful gift for Christmas, with all of these earthy spices presented in a gorgeous jar. My family love to eat fried chicken or lamb that has been marinated in yoghurt with baharat. Simple but delicious 🙂
I shall try that marinade Merryn 🙂
It would be great to have this in the cupboards for adding to all sorts of meals.
That is my idea as well 🙂
Baharat is so new to me, never knew this is Arabic word for spices. Lovely blend of spices which sure can enhance the flavor of any dish. Lovely share, Tandy.
Thank you Anu 🙂
I actually knwo this spice, I havce made it before. Great discovery. I do regift but I make sure it is completely different circles of people.
That is the safest way!
This spice would be a gift that keeps giving. Imagine all the delicious dishes you could use it in.
I used it last night with lamb and the result was delicious 🙂
I’d like to find out more? I’d care to find out
Hope today’s recipe helps!
I love the idea of making a spice blend as a gift! I think I may follow your lead Tandy! Thanks.
My pleasure Tammy 🙂
I haven’t made this before, I have heard of it but I don’t recall tasting it. I love how spice mixes are so easy to make but pack a punch!
This is fast becoming my favourite go to blend 🙂