Seven Spice

7 spice

سبع بهارات – Spices are an integral part of the Middle Eastern cuisine. We particularly like to use black pepper, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom, cumin, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, turmeric and ground ginger among others. This particular spice blend is used to add flavor to rice dishes, the blend varies from one person to another, but I’ll soon post the recipe used in my family.


  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. coriander
  • 1 tbsp. ground cardamom
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg