Advieh, A Persian blend of spices


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Advieh is a traditional blending of spices in Iran that is fragrant, a little sweet, and gently warming rather than spicy.  Every family has a special Advieh recipe, this is my mom’s recipe for advieh. There are different blends of advieh that can be used in rice dishes, meats, stews, and in baking.

This spice has a greater impact or “signature” on everything that you make. The key to make advieh more fragrant is to toast the cumin seeds first. All you need is a small frying pan and medium heat, once the pan is hot, add the cumin seeds and shake the pan to keep the cumin seeds moving. Once you smell the aroma of cumin, they’re ready. Immediately, remove from the heat and let cool in a mortar or grinder. Grind to a powder and then use.

Here is a link to a Kotlet recipe from my dear friend Fae from Fae’s Twist & Tango that she used Negar Advieh for aroma and taste:  Vegetarian Kotlet

Advieh for Baking

Yields: 1 1/2 8 oz mason jar

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cinnamon

  • 1/8 cup cumin

  • 1/4 cup nutmeg

  • 1/4 cup ginger

  • 1/3 cup coriander powder

  • 1 tbsp rose petals

  • 3 tbsp cardamom

Simply sift all the ingredients together and keep in an airtight jar.

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