Advieh is a salt-free, aromatic spice blend that can be found all throughout the Middle East and from one end of the Mediterranean to another. Its name translates as “spice”, and it is an infinitely adaptable recipe. There are rumored to be as many Advieh recipes as there are home cooks mixing their preferred blend in their kitchens, though our Advieh is more of a “southern style” blend since it features rose petals in the mix.
At first taste, Advieh is robust and woodsy, with cinnamon at the forefront. Earthy cumin, with its mild hint of smoke, creates a base of flavor upon which the sweet, citrusy mint of cardamom sits. Bright, lemony coriander billows across the top and floats along with delicate astringency of rose petals. It finishes with the cozy, nutty warmth of nutmeg.