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Hawaij (Sweet / Coffee / Tea Yemeni Spice Blend) حوايج

This version of the Yemeni spice blend is made for tea, coffee, and other sweets.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Spices
Cuisine: Yemeni
Keyword: afternoon tea, coffee cake, hawaij, spice blends, spice mixture, spices, sweet hawaij, yemeni
Author: The Elegant Economist


  • 2 Tbsp dried ginger (or 2 large dried pieces of ginger)
  • 2 Tbsp cardamom seeds (removed from pods) (or 2 Tbsp ground cardamom)
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground mace (or 2-3 pieces mace)
  • 12 whole cloves (or ½ tsp ground cloves)
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick (or 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon)


  • Grind all spices together in a spice grinder. Store in a cool, dark place for up to 12 months.