Middle Eastern Spice Mix Video

Homemade Kabsa Masala- 6 Ingredient Saudi Kabsa Spice Mix

Homemade Kabsa Masala, Saudi Arabian spice mix…

Aromatic & flavorful kabsa masala can be made with just 5 ingredients. Kabsa spice mix is a popular spice used in Arabian & Middle Eastern cuisine. Used in making kabsa chicken and rice and in many other chicken & meat-based dishes.

Making homemade kabsa masala is pretty easy, you just have to grind whole spices into a fine powder and store in an airtight container.

Kabsa Making Video

Homemade Kabsa Masala- 5 Ingredient Saudi Kabsa Spice Mix
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Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Whole coriander seeds- 1 tbsp
  • Whole fennel seeds- 1 tbsp
  • Whole black cardamoms- 1 tbsp (don't replace with Green caradamoms)
  • Whole Black Peppercorns- 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tbsp
  • Dried ginger powder- ½ tbsp
  1. Into a spice grinder jar; add all the whole spices, turmeric powder & dried ginger powder.
  2. If you have dried ginger root, you can add that 2 slices.
  3. Grind to a fine powder.
  4. Kabsa spice mix can be stored in an air-tight container for a few months.
  5. Add 1 or 2 tbsp of the kabsa spice mix while making Middle Eastern dishes.
Black Cardamom has to be added, it imparts a distinct aroma and flavor to the kabsa masala, shouldn't be replaced with green cardamoms.



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