Baharat is the Arabic word for spices, and this particular spice mixture typically has nine or more spices in it. Mixtures vary from region to region from the Middle East to North Africa (Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, and Tunisia).
Although Bharat is used typically in savory dishes and as a condiment, I have recently discovered that it is also delicious as a flavoring in cakes and cookies.
Note Freshly grind as many of the spices as you can. It makes a world of difference.
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
In a small mixing bowl, combine all ground spices and mix well.
Spoon into a spice jar and close the lid for storage.
Makes 6 tablespoons; fills a typical spice jar.
LunaCafe Recipes Using Baharat
- Moon over Tunisia (Bah?r?t) Butter Cookies
- Spicy Tunisian Tomato Sauce with Olives & Preserved Lemon
- Moroccan Kefta Tagine (Spicy Meatballs & Tunisian Tomato Sauce)
- Heavenly Hot Chocolate Mix–with Seven Variations
Other LunaCafe Spice Blends