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Baharat / بَهَارَات / Lebanese Seven Spice

This all-purpose seasoning finds its way into many Lebanese dishes, here's how to make your own freshly ground baharat.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Spices
Cuisine: Lebanese, Levantine, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: 7 spice, bahar, baharat, lebanese seven spice, seven spice, spice blends
Servings: 8 Tbsp
Author: The Elegant Economist


  • 1 large stick cinnamon (or 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon)
  • 1 Tbsp whole allspice berries (or 1 Tbsp ground allspice)
  • 1 Tbsp black and white peppercorns (half and half) (or 1 Tbsp ground pepper)
  • 1 Tbsp whole cumin seed (or 1 Tbsp ground cumin)
  • 1 Tbsp whole coriander seed (or 1 Tbsp ground coriander)
  • ½ tsp cardamom seeds (removed from pods) (or ½ tsp ground cardamom)
  • 6 whole cloves (or a pinch / ⅛ tsp ground cloves)


  • Grind all spices in a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle. Store in a cool dark place for up to 12 months.