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Hawaij (Savoury Yemeni Spice Blend) حوايج

This savoury Yemeni spice blend is made with turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, pepper, cardamom, coriander, and Aleppo pepper.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 12 Tablespoons
Author: The Elegant Economist


  • 3 Tbsp ground turmeric
  • 3 Tbsp cumin seed (or ground cumin)
  • 2 Tbsp coriander seed (or ground coriander)
  • 1 Tbsp black peppercorns (or ground pepper)
  • 1 Tbsp white peppercorns (or ground pepper)
  • 1 Tbsp cardamom seeds (removed from pod) (or ground cardamom)
  • 2 sticks cinnamon (or 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon)
  • 14 whole cloves (or ½ tsp ground cloves)
  • ½ tsp Aleppo pepper (optional)


  • Grind all spices together in a spice grinder. Store in a cool, dark place for up to 12 months.