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.