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Emirati Spice mix (Bezar)

Bezar spice mix recipe is a unique blend used in Emirati cuisine. Blended with ghee, this can be added to soups, stews, roasts, etc.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Spice Mix
Cuisine: Emirati
Keyword: bezar spice mix, bzar recipe, emirati spices
Servings: 4 tablespoons
Author: Famidha Ashraf


  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • ½ tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • ½ tablespoon turmeric powder


  • Grind all the whole spices in a spice grinder or coffee grinder until almost fine.
  • Stir in the turmeric powder and pulse a few times to incorporate.
  • Transfer to a dry jar and let it cool for a few minutes before you put on the lid.
  • Store in an air-tight container.