Syrian spices

Bharat (Syrian Spice Mix)

A wide variety of spice mixes is used in the Syrian kitchen. Here is one of the standard recipes of bharat (spice mix) although people in different regions use different ingredients/ amounts.


  • 50% allspice
  • 20% black pepper
  • 10% cinnamon
  • 5% ginger
  • 5% nutmeg
  • 5% cloves
  • 5% cardamom


  1. Instead of giving exact measurements, I will provide you with percentages that you can adapt for your own recipe.
  2. Grind the spices in a spice grinder (the same as a coffee grinder but I would only use it for spices).
  3. Mix well and use right away or store in an air-tight container.