Turkish Spice Blend

This aromatic and flavourful spice blend is so easy to make at home and can be stored indefinitely in an airtight jar. Use in recipes such as Turkish Lamb kababs or in any marinade to boost flavour.

2 tbsp each, whole spices: cumin, coriander, fennel, allspice, black pepper, cardamom seeds

4 one inch sticks cinnamon, broken up

2 dried mace flowers, optional

1 nutmeg, coarsely crushed

2 tbsp each ground: oregano, Aleppo pepper or other hot red pepper powder, paprika, sumac, dried ginger

1/2 cup dried mint leaves

Toast whole spices in medium non stick frying pan set over medium heat, until they are aromatic and darker in colour, about 3-4 min. 

Combine all ingredients in the jar of a mini spice blender and process until well blended.

Transfer to an airtight container and store away from heat.