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Shawarma Spice Blend

Make a kebab-shop worthy shawarma yourself at home with this shawarma spice blend.
Prep Time2 mins
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: seasoning, shawarma, spices
Author: The Elegant Economist


  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp black peppercorns (or ground)
  • 1 Tbsp white peppercorns (or ground)
  • 2 Tbsp allspice berries (or ground)
  • 2 medium cinnamon sticks (or 1 Tbsp ground)
  • 4-6 blades of mace (or nutmeg, or 1 Tbsp ground)
  • 1 Tbsp cardamom (green), seeds (or 1 Tbsp ground)
  • ½ Tbsp chili powder (or chipotle powder)
  • ½ Tbsp Aleppo pepper (optional)
  • ½ Tbsp dried marjoram (or oregano)
  • ½ tsp cloves, whole (or ½ tsp ground)


  • Grind all spices. Blend thoroughly.


This will keep in a cool, dark place for up to six months. This will yield approximately 2 ounces (60 grams) of spice.