Bezar Spice Mix / Bezar Masala - How to Make this Arabic Spice at Home

Bezar is a spice mixture mainly used in middle east countries this is a Traditional Arabic Spice blend. This a also know as Omani Spice mix used in Arabian cooking.Its can be used to make stews non veg and as well as veg, fish etc. This is like the garam masala that is used in India. Its very flavorful and aromatic, the spices are first roasted then pounded together. Once the bezar has been prepared, it can be kept in an airtight container and refrigerate, it will remain fresh for a year.

20 Grams Cumin seeds
20 Grams Dried Coriander seeds
5 Grams Black Peppercorns
20 Grams Fennel seeds
5 Nos Dry Red chillies
15 Grams Turmeric powder
5 Grams Cinnamon sticks


Dry roast all ingredients (except turmeric ) one by one till they turn aromatic. Take care not to burn any of the spices or your will get smoky charred smell.

Let everything cool down to room temperature and grind to a fine powder. Stored in an airtight container, the mix will keep for up to 12 months, I have refrigerated it to preserve the color and flavor of the spice mix.

Labels : Masalas, Bezar Spice Mix, Arabic, UAE
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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