Turkish Herb and Spice Mix (Baharat Karisimi)

  • Serves

    makes 2 tablespoons

Seasoning mixtures of this kind are common in kitchens throughout Turkey. Use this spice mix in the recipe for the Marinated Grilled Lamb Loin Skewers.


  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. dried winter savory
  • 1 tbsp. pickling spice
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1⁄2 tsp. dried mint leaves, crumbled
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper


Step 1

In a spice mill, grind together to a fine powder dried winter savory, pickling spice, ground cinnamon, freshly grated nutmeg, crumbled dried mint leaves, ground cumin, and freshly ground black pepper. Store away from direct sunlight in a small airtight container for up to 3 months.

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