Persian Spices in Advieh Spice Mix

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The Persian spices in advieh have a warm flavor and intoxicating aroma! Make this recipe for a popular and delightful Middle Eastern blend.

ground persian spices in bowl with wooden spoon

Although we share recipes from countries all along the ancient Silk Road, Persian spices are found in many of the recipes here on our site.

Who can resist the fragrant, warm flavors of cinnamon, cumin, and nutmeg, as well as popular seasonings like dried rose petals, coriander and saffron?

Spices like these are in recipes for delicious fish meatballs and a Persian egg frittata known as kookoo sabzi. They are even in Indian curries like chicken korma.

overhead: 8 small piles of ground Persian spices on black plate for advieh Persian spice mix

Persian spices in Advieh

Advieh could be considered a catch-all name, because there are actually several different variations of the Persian spice blend. It has some similar qualities to the spicy Indian seasoning, garam masala.

The ingredients for Advieh can vary slightly by household or chef preference, but there are adjustments made to compliment the flavors of specific Persian foods. 

For example, advieh khoresh is what many Persians use as a general, all-purpose seasoning. Its bold flavor makes it fantastic in stew and soup as well.

Another version, advieh mahi, has Persian spices that compliment fish recipes. For this reason, it’s often used in Nowruz foods for the Persian new year.

overhead image: looking down into bowl of homemade spice mix

Ingredients for Our Persian Spice Mix

The Persian spice blend shown in the recipe card below calls for dried rose petals. The blend has a mild flavor, but its fragrant floral aroma makes it the perfect addition to rice dishes like Persian crispy rice (tahdig) as well as rice pilafs like sabzi polo.

Although some of the seasonings have a bite to them, (think cumin, clove, and black pepper) the spice mix itself isn’t spicy at all.

What you’ll need:

  • cumin
  • cinnamon
  • ground coriander
  • ground cardamom
  • turmeric
  • dried rose petals
  • black pepper
  • ground clove
  • ground nutmeg

You can start with whole spices, which you’ll need to grind, or purchase ground spices to save some time.

If you’ll be using whole spices, there is a whole to ground spice conversion chart in our post, Essential Persian Herbs, Spices and Pantry Staples.

Persian spice mix in small glazed pottery bowl with wooden spoon

FAQ and Recipe Notes

Do I need special equipment to make homemade spice blends?

If you want to use whole spices to make blend, you will need to use something to grind them with.

Most people use a mortar and pestle, a coffee bean grinder, or an electric spice grinder.

What’s the best way to store Persian spices?

It’s important to keep moisture away from your spices. Keep them in sealed spice jars and store them in a pantry or other dark, dry location.

How long does a Persian spice mix stay fresh?

As long as they are kept away from moisture, most homemade spice mixes will stay fresh for about 4 months. After that, they won’t be as potent.

overhead: Advieh in small green glazed pottery bowl with wooden spice spoon
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small bowl of Persian spices for Advieh spice blend

Advieh Persian Spice Mix

5 from 5 votes
The Persian spices in Advieh have a warm flavor and intoxicating aroma! Make this recipe for a popular and delightful Middle Eastern blend.
Servings: 10
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • Place all ingredients in a spice grinder and pulverize.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Course: Pantry Staples, Spice Blend
Cuisine: Iranian, Middle Eastern, Persian
Author: Kevin
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I was bitten by the cooking bug as a kid cooking and baking along side my mom. After an ROP restaurant course in high school, I went to work in restaurants and catering. My love of travel and food has led me across the world and I love to share those foods with family and friends.

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  1. 5 stars
    Tried several other advieh recipes in the past, but THIS is my keeper and one I make time and again. Thanks Kevin, you nee dot make and sell your spice blends!

  2. 5 stars
    will be making this soon i never had persian spices before will put this on my food sorry for early comment as am in Singapore will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya