Libyan Bzaar Spice Mix

Okidoki, so I’ve scavenged the internets and despite how often bzaar pops up in recipes, it’s nearly impossible to find. Basically, this UK shop where I bought mine: https://oea-libya.com/products/bzaar-spice (if you’re in the US, shipping is pretty steep).  So I dug around and came up with what I think is a consensus on the Libyan type. Besar/Bazar/etc are from other regions, notably the UAE and Oman.


For 1 tbsp bzaar:

  • 1-1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp caraway powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp 7-spice

For  1 tsp 7-spice:

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp coriander
  • pinch of cardamom
  • pinch of nutmeg