Hawaij Spice Mix for Soup
There are two completely different Hawaij spice mixtures, both hailing from Yemenite cuisine: one for soup and one for coffee. The soup mixture is used also in stews, curry-style dishes, rice and vegetable dishes, and even as a barbecue rub. Basically, it consists of cumin, black pepper, turmeric and cardamom. More elaborate versions may also contain cloves, caraway, nutmeg, saffron, coriander and ground dried onions.
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 tablespoon ground cardamom
1/2 tablespoon ground caraway
3/4 tablespoon ground turmeric
1/2 tablespoon ground coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 tablespoon ground dried coriander leaves
Mix all the ingredients and keep in an airtight jar.