Xawaash spice mix from In Bibi's Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean (page 74) by Hawa Hassan and Julia Turshen

  • cinnamon sticks
  • whole cloves
  • coriander seeds
  • turmeric
  • black peppercorns
  • cumin seeds
  • cardamom pods

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Notes about this recipe

  • bernalgirl on November 12, 2020

    Excellent in the recipes in this book and so much more. Works great in scrambled eggs and roasted vegetables, will try with roasted potatoes and grilled fish or chicken. While this seems like a lot, the Suqaar alone several tablespoons do I think we’ll go through this pretty quickly.

  • EmilyR on October 14, 2020

    This is requisite to make the chicken biryani. I love the scent (heavy on the cumin) and flavor and think it would pair nicely with chicken or potatoes even if you don't go the extra effort to make the biryani. Also, it's a sizable quantity, so you may want to scale it down.

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