What to do with the Persian mix: Advieh?

Every culture seems to have its own “go-to spice blend”. In France it is herbes de provence, in China they have the 5 spice, and in India they use garam masala. If you were wondering what’s in every Persian pantry, now you know: it’s called Advieh!

This mix is flavourful but delicate: a nice balance between sweet and sour, that is made out of a cinnamon, cardamome, rose petals, and cumin base.

Of course, the blend varies depending on the region, the family; but more surprisingly, it also varies depending on which dish is being prepared. For example, stews will use an Advieh that also has some turmeric; on another hand a rice dish will most likely use saffron in addition to the base blend.

Here are EPICurious Pantry’s favourite recipes to use Advieh properly and expand your world of flavours.

Shirin Polou or Jewelled Rice

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Aash-e Anar or Pomegranate Soup

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Braised lamb shanks with rose water and Advieh

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Advieh-Spiced Persian Meatballs

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Advieh roasted chicken

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Persian spiced lentil patties 

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Advieh Fig Preserves

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Enjoy!

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