Baharat

Baharat

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From
The Art Of The Larder
Photographer
Mike Lusmore

The name ‘baharat’ means ‘spice’ in Arabic. It is an indispensable seasoning to add to any Middle Eastern-inspired cooking. Crucially the blend will always include black pepper and allspice with cinnamon. Other spices can be added to the blend according to preference. Saffron, clove, nutmeg, paprika, ginger, cardamom, turmeric and chilli powder are all a good match. A Turkish-style baharat might include dried mint (nane) or dried oregano (kekik), whereas in North Africa, dried rose petals might be ground and added to the blend. Add baharat to pilaf, tomato sauces, to freshly popped corn for a spicy snack, or use the blend as a rub to season meat or fish before cooking. Add neutral oil to some baharat to use as a marinade, or mix with olive oil to serve as a condiment for dipping raw vegetables or grilled flatbreads into.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient

Baharat 1 (more floral)

Quantity Ingredient
2 parts ground allspice
3 parts ground cinnamon
1 part freshly grated nutmeg
1 part ground cloves
1 part ground coriander
2 parts freshly ground black pepper
1 part ground ginger

Baharat 2 (more punchy)

Quantity Ingredient
3 parts freshly ground black pepper
3 parts paprika, (unsmoked)
3 parts ground cumin
2 parts ground cinnamon
2 parts ground coriander
1 parts freshly grated nutmeg
1 part ground cloves
1 part ground cardamom

Method

  1. Mix up these blends little and often – any surplus will spur you to use it up in your cooking, adding flair and flavour. Store in a screwtop jar to add to recipes when you want to season any dishes of specific origin, when one or two spices just won’t do.
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