All the spice powders for making advieh placed on a wooden board.
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Advieh (Persian Spice Mix)

Advieh - warm, aromatic and easy homemade Persian spice mixes for spicing up all your delicious Persian recipes. These advieh spice blends are the best ever and quick to make. Easy to store and use for a variety of Persian recipes such as rice pilafs, grilled meats, stews, vegetables, frittatas, soups, pickles and more.
Course General
Cuisine Persian
Keyword Advieh, Advieh Recipe, Persian Spice Mix
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 portions
Calories 10kcal
Author Roxana Begum

Ingredients

ADVIEH POLOW/ADVIEH BERENJ (RICE/PILAF SPICE MIX)

  • 4 tablespoons rose petals dried
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cloves or nutmeg

ADVIEH TORSHI (PICKLE SPICE MIX)

  • 3 tablespoons coriander
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons angelica (golpar in Persian)
  • 2 tablespoons ginger ground
  • 1 tablespoon black cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon anise seeds
  • 1 teaspoon nigella seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom or nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon tarragon dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon savory dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon cilantro dried

ADVIEH ASH (SOUP SPICE MIX)

  • 2 tablespoons coriander
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek leaves dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

ADVIEH MAHI (FISH SPICE MIX)

  • 2 tablespoons coriander
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon red chili flakes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek leaves dried

ADVIEH KHORESH (STEW SPICE MIX)

  • 4 tablespoons coriander
  • 2 tablespoons rose petals dried
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon dried lime (seeds removed)
  • 4 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon cloves or star anise
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

  • Measure out the whole spices and grind them in your electric or nut grinder. You may also use a mortar and pestle.
  • Mix the dried herbs and other ground powders into the spice blend in the final step.
  • If you already have the ground form of the spices, you may simply combine the ground spices in the specified quantities and add the herbs.
  • For the advieh torshi you may add the seeds (anise, nigella, celery), dried herbs and red pepper flakes to the mix without grinding. 
  • Toasting the whole spices is not typical for making advieh. But if you do, it will make the flavors a bit more intense.
  • Don't toast the rose petals, saffron, angelica, dried limes or herbs.

Notes

  1. You can buy dried roses (culinary grade) from Persian/ middle eastern/other ethnic grocery stores or online.
  2. How to use: Try to buy spices fresh and in usable quantities at a store with high turnover, where it is not sitting on shelves forever. Store ground spice mix in glass containers and seal tightly.
  3. Where to buy: The best places to buy spices are at ethnic stores or spice specialty stores. They are often cheaper at Indian and middle eastern stores. Readymade advieh is also available on Amazon and at Persian or middle eastern grocery stores.
  4. Substitute for adviehThe closest substitutes would be other mild (not spicy) but aromatic mixed spice blends from the middle east or eastern Mediterranean.

Nutrition

Serving: 1portion | Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg