Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Hawaij: Yemeni spice mix

Hiwaij is a spice mix used extensively in Yemeni cuisine. It is used is soups ad curries and also as a rub for meats and fish. There are different versions of this spice, I have made mine after going through numerous recipes, hence there is not any one I can attribute it to.


Black peppercorns – 4 tbsp
Caraway seeds – 1.5 tsp
Green cardamom seeds – ½  tsp
Black cardamom – 2 (only seeds)
Pinch of saffron 

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp 


Using a mortar and pestle grind all spices except turmeric together to form a coarse powder.

Stir in the turmeric powder and mix well. 

Store in air tight container. 

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful bowl! Will try this out soon... I love homemade spice mixes!