Qidra Spices

Ibharat Qidra

Preparation info

  • Makes approximately

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

This is a standard spice mix named for the rice dish in which it is most notably used. Individual cooks vary both the ingredients and their proportions, but the taste is always distinctive. With the turmeric omitted, this mix is used in a variety of other rice dishes, such as sayadiyya, maqlooba, and mjadarra and is known simply as ibharat ruz or rice spices. With turmeric, it is used exclusively for qidra.

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