Monday, November 16, 2009

Advieh (Persian Spice Mix)

Advieh is a persian spice mixture that is used in Persian cuisine. It is used in rice dishes as well as in stews such as advieh-e khoresh. It is hard to get an exact amount of spices that go into each mixture as they vary from region to region.But a general consensus is equal amounts of ground cinnamon, ground cardamon,ground coriander,ground cumin, and ground rose petals.Of course there are those that prefer a more "fragrant" or "spicier" advieh.

For more "fragrant" add saffron and ground pistachios. And for the "spicier", add black pepper, ground cloves, and ground turmeric as to your taste.Below is a recipe for a basic advieh.Feel free to adjust the amount of spices to suit your taste but always included dried rose petals as this is a necessary ingredient of this spice mix.

Yeild:2 oz.
1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. ground cardamon

1 tsp. ground coriander

1 tsp. cinammon

1 Tbsp. ground dried rose petal

  1. Combine all ingredients together and mix well.

  2. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

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  1. You have a really interesting blog! I love the name, two of my favourite ingredients at the moment!

  2. I love that there are dried, ground rose petals in this mix, I'm intrigued to see what sort of flavour is produced when it is combined with all of the other spices. I'm sure it's delicious!

  3. Thanks Sanjana.I tried using the Advieh in a rice stuffing for roast chicken and it gave it a kind of fragrant aroma and taste.

  4. Thanks Wendy for your comments.I will try to post a recipe using this spice mix on my next post