Bandari Seven-Spice Advieh

Haft Advieh-ye Bandari/Abzar

Preparation info

  • Makes

    1¼ cups

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

I’ve called this Persian Gulf spice mix “Bandari Seven-Spice Advieh.” Iranians call the people of the Persian Gulf region “Bandari,” meaning “those who live by a port/bandar.” while spice mixes in Iran are generally called “advieh” from the Arabic for “medicine.” Locals in this region, however, call their advieh “abzar” or “masaleh” both meaning “ingredients.” This Bandari spice mix is different from those of the other regions of Iran, where the mixture te