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2 Minute Baharat Middle Eastern Spice Mix Recipe

Baharat is an intensely smoky, sweet and tangy mix of spices ready and waiting to add a deep and aromatic flavour to your recipes. Get ready to spice up your life with this exotic Middle Eastern spice blend, which you can use to season meats, chicken, fish, or your favourite exotic cuisines.

2 Minute Baharat Middle Eastern Spice Mix Recipe - An aromatic concoction of 7 spices that are easy to find in your pantry. Ground and blend the spices for your meats and extra tasty dinners. Vegetarian & Vegan. | wandercooks.com

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Earlier this week we shared a recipe for Koshary Egyptian Lentil Pasta Rice that you awesome peeps told us you loved. Yay!

Well the recipe for Egypt’s beloved street food dish includes one little ingredient that we’ve never shared with you before, a humble little spice mix known as Baharat.

The very first time we cooked our Egyptian Koshary in Osaka it was impossible to get our hands on any Baharat seasoning, but now that we’ve made it again, we’re not gonna lie to you… it absolutely MAKES this dish.

Some of you told us you had come across Baharat in your cooking travels before, before but many of you hadn’t.

The good news is that you can easily make this super simple spice mix at home, and today we’re gonna spill the lentils and show you how. 😛

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Baharat simply means spices in Arabic, and there are seven you need to gather for this aromatic blend. That’s it.

I bet if you looked in your pantry right now, you’d probably find them sitting there, staring back at you, waiting for their chance to shine.

Okay are you ready? Here they are:

2 Minute Baharat Middle Eastern Spice Mix Recipe - An aromatic concoction of 7 spices that are easy to find in your pantry. Ground and blend the spices for your meats and extra tasty dinners. Vegetarian & Vegan. | wandercooks.com

If you’ve got them in powdered/ground form, you are good to go my friend. If not, you might need to crack out that mortar and pestle (finally!) and give them a few good thunks til they’re ready to blend,  like we did with our cardamom.

If you’re missing any of these spices, we’ve linked each to Amazon so you can stock up your collection – or you could hit up your local Asian grocer or import store like we did.

If there’s one thing you’ll never regret in life it’s expanding your spice collection! Who’s with us? *high five*

2 Minute Baharat Middle Eastern Spice Mix Recipe - An aromatic concoction of 7 spices that are easy to find in your pantry. Ground and blend the spices for your meats and extra tasty dinners. Vegetarian & Vegan. | wandercooks.com

See! We’re excited!

2 Minute Baharat Middle Eastern Spice Mix Recipe

Now the special part about Baharat is not just its tiny list of simple ingredients. It’s the magic flavour they create when they come together.

Before you even have a taste, those freshly mixed spices will be filling your kitchen with a unique and exotic aroma.

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Who would have thought that such every-day ingredients could combine into intense, otherworldly deliciousness?

2 Minute Baharat Middle Eastern Spice Mix Recipe - An aromatic concoction of 7 spices that are easy to find in your pantry. Ground and blend the spices for your meats and extra tasty dinners. Vegetarian & Vegan. | wandercooks.com

If you don’t feel like making your own you could always look for an import store that stocks Middle Eastern spices like Baharat. If that fails, you can also order Baharat ready-made online.

So there you have it. A super simple, super intense Middle Eastern spice blend, freshly made and ready to go when you need it. Now all you need is a batch of Egyptian Koshary to mix it with. Or how about spicing up your Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce? Or sprinkling over meat, chicken, fish… the list is endless.

Ready. Set. GO!

P.S. If you’re interested in unique ingredients check out our Unique Ingredients board on Pinterest. 😉

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Baharat Middle Eastern Spicy Blend
 
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Baharat is an intensely smoky, sweet and tangy mix of spices ready and waiting to add a deep and aromatic flavour to your recipes. Get ready to spice up your life with this exotic Middle Eastern spice blend, which you can use to season meats, chicken, fish, or your favourite exotic cuisines. Adapted from Michelle Southan (Australian Good Taste).
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Recipe type: Spice
Cuisine: Egyptian
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Instructions
  1. Pop all your aromatic spices into a mortar and grind away with your pestle until blended into luscious dark red powder.
  2. Alternatively, if you've already got your spices ground and ready to go, pop them in a small bowl and mix until well combined.
  3. Store your gorgeous aromatic Baharat mix in an airtight container in the pantry until ready to use.

2 Minute Baharat Middle Eastern Spice Mix Recipe - An aromatic concoction of 7 spices that are easy to find in your pantry. Ground and blend the spices for your meats and extra tasty dinners. Vegetarian & Vegan. | wandercooks.com2 Minute Baharat Middle Eastern Spice Mix Recipe - An aromatic concoction of 7 spices that are easy to find in your pantry. Ground and blend the spices for your meats and extra tasty dinners. Vegetarian & Vegan. | wandercooks.com

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  • Timothy
    15/04/2017 at 6:27 am

    How much would you add per lb of ground beef to make burger patties ?

    • Wandercooks
      18/04/2017 at 12:34 pm

      Hi Timothy thanks for stopping by! We’d recommend starting with around 1 tbsp of Baharat to 1lb of beef to start, and then you can always experiment from there depending on how you like it. Baharat is a gorgeous smoky seasoning and would be great with beef for burger patties, but you wouldn’t want it to overpower everything either. Would love to hear how your burgers turn out! 🙂

  • Natalie
    08/04/2017 at 12:20 am

    I’m a HUGE fan of homemade spice mixes. This mix sounds fantastic. Love all spices you used here. Can’t wait to try this.

    • Wandercooks
      10/04/2017 at 1:01 pm

      Haha that’s great Natalie, enjoy your spicy shenanigans! 😀

  • Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated
    07/04/2017 at 7:25 pm

    I’ve heard of this spice (and tried it!) plenty of times before, but I never knew how simple it was to make. I’ve got all these ingredients in the cupboards right now so I’m going to give it a whirl and make something crazy delicious!

    • Wandercooks
      10/04/2017 at 1:01 pm

      Oh that’s awesome Nicola! Not many people we’ve spoken to so far have come across if before. Where did you first try it?

  • Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
    07/04/2017 at 5:59 pm

    Love the addition of smoky paprika, what a great spice blend, looks amazing

    • Wandercooks
      10/04/2017 at 1:00 pm

      Smoky paprika definitely gives the whole blend such a delicious depth of smoky heat! One of our favourite spices actually.

  • Pretty
    07/04/2017 at 3:50 pm

    I love making my own Indian spice mixes so will give this Middle Eastern one a try.

    • Wandercooks
      10/04/2017 at 1:00 pm

      I feel like mixing spices is kind of like casting an edible magic spell!

  • Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com
    07/04/2017 at 3:28 pm

    This sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try this on some grilled chicken!

    • Wandercooks
      10/04/2017 at 12:59 pm

      Yum I can almost taste it now haha 😀

  • Kim | Low Carb Maven
    29/05/2016 at 3:37 am

    Wow! I love trying new spices and spice blends. I can’t wait to try this one. Thank you.

    • Wandercooks
      30/05/2016 at 9:10 am

      Ooooh yay, enjoy the spice adventure! You’re in for a treat. 😀

  • Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours
    20/05/2016 at 12:07 am

    Oh that combination sounds delicious. Baharat seems one to try, and I am sure I have all the ingredients. I’d far rather mix my own then buy it.

    • Wandercooks
      20/05/2016 at 5:37 pm

      Definitely Helen, 100% agree! Hope you enjoy, let us know if you like it! 🙂

  • Kate @ VeggieDesserts
    19/05/2016 at 7:26 pm

    How lovely! I was given a jar of Baharat and I use it all the time. Now I can make my own when it runs out – thanks for the recipe 🙂

    • Wandercooks
      20/05/2016 at 5:36 pm

      Yay! Now it’s like a never-ending jar of deliciousness 😛

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    19/05/2016 at 7:18 pm

    That is literally my ideal spice mix. I bet it would go really well on salmon.

    • Wandercooks
      20/05/2016 at 5:35 pm

      We haven’t tried that yet but it is definitely on the To-Cook List. We’ve also heard it makes a great marinade for lamb!

  • Florentina
    19/05/2016 at 3:00 pm

    I love making my own spice mixes. Now I need to try this one because you have smoked paprika in there, and I just can’t pass on anything with smoked paprika. That spice is everything to me lol

    • Wandercooks
      20/05/2016 at 5:35 pm

      How good is smoked paprika! It gives such a wonderful depth of flavour to whatever you’re cooking. We loved how it added to the baharat but didn’t overpower the rest of the spices. We’re looking forward to more spice experiments asap!

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