Fragrant Persian spice mix

Here is a very easy and useful spice mix that is pretty much the base for Persian cooking or many Moroccan dishes. The smell is devine! Makes your food deliciously fragrant. Usually added to the food at the first stage of softening onions. It’s perfect with lamb. No surprise here, since in Iran lamb is the most common and widely used meat.

A CHEF”S JOURNEY THROUGH PERSIA“:

I have taken the recipe from (the kindle version of) this lovely book called Saraban . There is also a wordpress blog of this book . I find these kind of cookery books fascinating. If only I could do the same travels and experience the same things….mmmm.

Persia/ Iran Picture taken from http://gregmalouflondontour.wordpress.com/

Persia/ Iran
Picture taken from http://gregmalouflondontour.wordpress.com/

Persia/ Iran Picture taken from http://gregmalouflondontour.wordpress.com/

Persia/ Iran
Picture taken from http://gregmalouflondontour.wordpress.com/

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 tsp ground dried rose (optional) – I don’t have any. A couple of drops of rose water towards the end will do me the trick
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom – ( Cardamom in pods are widely available- you can ground it yourself )
  • 1/2 tsp ground fresh black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
...and here is a photo of my spice mix

…and here is a photo of my spice mix from Saraban . A recipe using this spice mix will be on my blog soon

Thanks for looking and come back soon.

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This entry was published on February 8, 2013 at 6:59 pm. It’s filed under All the Recipes jumbled up!, PANTRY ITEMS and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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  1. Pingback: Lamb skewers with Saffran rice, Sumac and Mint yoghurt « oiyoufood

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