Baharat – Middle Eastern Spice Mix

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Baharat is a sensational mixture of sweet and smokey aromatic spices.There are probably as many different Baharat spice mix recipes as there are families in the Middle East. Some are biased toward a country or region, or maybe just a favourite combination of spices. This is one I've used in the past for rubbing on meat before grilling.


  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1½ tbsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp  ground cardamom
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp paprika


  1. Mix all the spices together and store in a glass jar for up to two weeks,

2 Comments about “Baharat – Middle Eastern Spice Mix”

  • Margie

    What would you use this spice mix in it sounds really good i love indian food.

  • Simon MacDonald

    It is an all-purpose spice blend widely used in Middle Eastern cuisine. Just a pinch of it adds depth and flavor to sauces, soups, grains, vegetables, stews and meat

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