Libyan Bzaar Spice Mix

Okidoki, so I’ve scavenged the internets and despite how often bzaar pops up in recipes, it’s nearly impossible to find. Basically, this UK shop where I bought mine: (if you’re in the US, shipping is pretty steep).  So I dug around and came up with what I think is a consensus on the Libyan type. Besar/Bazar/etc are from other regions, notably the UAE and Oman.

For 1 cup bzaar:

  • 7 tbsp turmeric
  • 4 tbsp caraway powder
  • 3 tbsp coriander
  • 3 tbsp 7-spice

For  3 tbsp 7-spice:

  • 4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp of cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg

Note: I’ve updated to make the amount more reasonable, and I’m assuming you’re going to want to keep some around anyway