Thursday, 27 May 2010

Middle Eastern Spice Mix Recipe


How to make a Middle Eastern Spice Mix

There are many different spice blends in the Middle East varying from country to region.

This Middle Eastern spice mix recipe has been specially blended by Chef Jeena.

As with Indian spices, Middle Eastern spice blends have a variation of some select spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, sumac, mint, thyme, nutmeg, pomegranate, cinnamon and many more.

Middle Eastern cuisine uses garlic, olive oil and lemons just as the Mediterranean.

This delicious and aromatic spice blend is very easy to make, there is no roasting of the spices.

Chefs Middle Eastern spice blend recipe can be used to sprinkle on food, marinate meats and more.


Spice ingredients


1 + 1/2 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Coriander
1/2 tsp Sumac
1/4 tsp Dried mint
1/2 tsp Dried thyme
1/4 tsp Dried pomegranate seeds
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
2 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Light brown sugar
1/2 tsp Turmeric
Pinch black pepper


Picture of Chefs spice blend mixed with lemon, olive oil and garlic.





How to make Middle Eastern spice mix/blend


Take all of the spices listed on the ingredients and place into a coffee grinder or spice grinder.

Pulse for 1-2 minutes until the pommegranate seeds become powder.



Keep in a sealed container until used.




For a delicious marinade mix Chefs Middle Eastern spice mix with olive oil, garlic paste and fresh lemon juice.


25 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A gorgeous spice mix! I am addicted to spices...

Cheers,

Rosa

Pavithra said...

Wow I really loved it.. very nice spice mix..

MaryMoh said...

That's such a beautiful spice mix! I love spices. Thanks for sharing, Jeena.

Jeannie said...

Wow! Looks so good! I love spices too.

Vrinda said...

Gr8 aromatic spice mix,lov all the ingredients in them

grace said...

this is extremely useful, jeena! i'm always making dishes using this combination of spices, and having them already blended would save me lots of time!

tasteofbeirut said...

This is a very interesting way to add spices; thank you, I will be trying your method next time!

Juliana said...

Wow, what a nice mix of spices...the color is absolutely gorgeous :-)

Bridgett said...

This is an excellent spice mix. Imagine all the ways to use this...

Cynthia said...

Thanks for this recipe.

shahana said...

Thanks for the ingredients and measurements.But one doubt.From where can i get sumac?

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Shahana,

You can get sumac either at superstores or at specialist Middle Eastern shops. Kalustyians sell sumac.

Rach said...

Excellent ! I love middle eastern spices and use them abundantly in my cooking :) Looks fantastic here..

sheb a said...

it sounds so flavorful...it has such great colour..love it

Yasmeen said...

Love the aromatic spice mix :D

Ria Mathew said...

Wow! What a gorgeous mix, Jeena!

Hope you are well! xx

kitchen table said...

Wow this is wonderful. I have been looking for a recipe of the Middle Eastern Spice Mix for over a month now. I am so glad that found your blog. Thank you for sharing that recipe.

Ina said...

Hi Jeena - I love your site...how come soooo few posts? Have been checking your sight each day...nothing new...how come? Ina

Khaddy said...

oh thanks for this i have many arab friends and im always having them over for dinners

shanthi said...

Sure would have been spicy

Bridgett said...

Jeena...how are you? Hope all is well. Miss your posts.

Bridgett said...

Miss you, Jeena. Hope all is well!

Sharada said...

What a beautiful dip! I would love to have it with my Dosa :-)

Anonymous said...

i LOVE this blog! such lovely food, and un-fussy recipes. But what's happened to Chef Jeena? No posts since the summer - has she gone away???

USHA said...

Wonderful recipe...its delicious

Step-by-step snaps add real beauty to the post...great..

Thanks for sharing