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Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Spice | Middle Eastern cuisines

Baharat (literally "spices") is a spice mixture typically used in the countries surrounding the Arabian Gulf.[1] It is said to be the most-used spice in Arabic cuisine.

Composition[edit | edit source]

Although the exact composition of baharat depends on the region and the cook, it generally includes cloves, paprika, cardamom, cumin, coriander, black pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon.[1] Mint may be included in Turkish variations, and North African blends may include dried rosebuds.[1] Sumac, saffron, turmeric, and chili may also be added.[1] These spices may be toasted before grinding into a fine powder.

Use[edit | edit source]

Baharat is a multipurpose spice blend, used much like garam masala is in other cuisines.[1] It can be rubbed onto meats, used to flavor dishes, or sprinkled on dishes after serving.

Recipes[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. a b c d e "Learn About Baharat, a Middle Eastern Spice Blend". The Spruce Eats. Retrieved 2023-04-22.