Yemenite Spice Rub

Preparation info
  • Makes 1 cup, which will serve


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      10 min

Appears in
Healthy Jewish Cooking

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2000

  • About

This aromatic spice mix plays pinball on your tastebuds, delivering turmeric and cumin for pungency, plenty of black pepper for bite, and cardamom and cloves for a touch of sweetness. Hawaij came to Israel with the Yemenite Jews, but today Israelis of all ethnic persuasions rub it on meats and seafood for grilling and add it to soups and stews. There’s even a sweet hawaij for adding to coffee.