Yemenite Spice Blend
Hawaij is essential spice mix to the cuisine of Yemen, especially to make a delicious, fragrant, and beautiful Yemenite lamb, beef or chicken soup. Used also in stews, curry-style dishes, rice and vegetable dishes, and even as a barbecue rub. Rub Hawaij spice mix liberally into fish, chicken, lamb, pork or beef one hour before grilling.
Black Pepper, Cumin, Turmeric, Coriander, Caraway, Cardamom.
Simple recipe for Yemenite Chicken soup
Sauté 1 chopped onion, 3 chopped garlic cloves, 2 ribs chopped celery and 3 diced carrots in oil over medium heat until soft and onion translucent. Add 2-3 tsp Hawaij spice mix and salt to taste, mix well. Add 2lbs chicken thigh pieces with bones and cook slightly browned (5 min.). Add 1tbsp tomato pastes, 5 cups of chicken stock, 1 chopped parsley, bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes, add 2 peeled diced potato, cover and cook for 30 minutes over medium heat or until chicken are soft and potatoes are tender. Add more water if required. Garnish with cilantro and tahini sauce, serve warm.