Homemade Baharat Spice Mix

 A plate of whole spices for Baharat Spice Mix

Homemade Gulf Baharat Spice Mix Recipe

I chose to make my stash with whole spices because I didn't have ground cloves, so I anyways had to use the processor so might as well use all whole spices. But if you have only the ground (powder) version, then go ahead and just measure and mix! I have included the powder measurements based on the conversion guide seen on multiple established websites.

Yields: approx 4 tablespoons.

Ingredients for a homemade baharat spice mix

  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns or 1 tbsp powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds or 1 tbsp powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds or 2½ tsp powder
  • 2 teaspoon whole cloves or 1½ tsp powder
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1 tsp powder
  • 3 green cardamom pods or ¼ tsp powder
  • 2 teaspoon allspice powder
  • 1½ tablespoon paprika or Kashmiri red chilli powder

How to make Baharat spice mix?

  1. Break down the spices in a mortar and pestle so it makes it easier to process in the grinder. 
  2. Process peppercorns, cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon sticks, coriander seeds, and cardamom until fine in a processor or chutney maker or coffee grinder. 
  3. Stir in the allspice and paprika powder until combined.
  4. Store in a clean dry bottle with a tight lid. 
Recipes to use Baharat Spice mix