Baharat – Middle Eastern spice blend
Baharat is a Middle Eastern spice blend that varies by cook and by region. The word baharat translates simply to "spice." Typical ingredients include: pepper, lampong, pepper, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, cloves, ginger, cayenne, cardamom and nutmeg. Other ingredients might include: mint, sumac, saffron and turmeric and Spanish paprika. Baharat is used in lamb, chicken, fish and vegetable dishes. It is also used in soups, stews and couscous.
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I use baharat to make Ottolenghi's maqluba.