So this post is for Mely who left a comment wanting to know how to make advieh. Sorry it took me a while but this turned out to be quite the research. I have always purchase Advieh from the Persian Stores. I will be honest, in the past I contemplated the idea of making my own, but that never happened. Interestingly, while Advieh is used a lot in Persian food no one seems to know the ratios, or the exact ingredients used for that matter. I finally found a recipe for it in The New Food for Life, but to be honest it lacks a couple of key ingredients.
So after some research and experimenting which included using the Sous Chef to sniff and taste my advieh verses the purchased one, I have the recipe. The rise petals may be left out if you don’t have them.
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground rose petals
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Mix together and keep in an airtight container.
Now, let me warn you about something. You may be tempted to taste this blend of spices because it is going to smell really good. Do your self a favor, DON”T! It is not going to taste good, as a matte of fact it is bitter. Let me tell ya, it was not fun tasting it over and over. I had to keep on drinking water in between.