Advieh, a Persian 7 Spice Blend, is a spice blend used in Iranian cuisine is a salt-free mix of fragrant spices that achieves the equivalent of umami or garam masala. You will find this spice blend used in rice dishes, rice-stuffed dishes like dolmeh, and on meats like kabob and shawarma.

You will find different combinations of spices depending on an individual’s preference – mine includes cumin, cinnamon, coriander, allspice, black pepper, rose, and cardamom.

Use my recipe below to make a batch of this advieh that you can use time and time again!

Ground and whole spices on and around spoons.

🌟Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Having a ready-made spice mix on hand makes it so much easier to add great flavor into your recipes without having to measure out the spices each time. It saves you time and adds a ton of flavor to simple recipes.
  • Making your own spice blend is a great way to keep the blend filler-free and use quality spices.
  • This combination of spices works by pairing and balancing complementary flavors – it is mild and warm without being too spicy. A sweet spice like cardamom, and a hot spice like cinnamon are great matches for the woody black pepper and earthy cumin.
  • Don’t want to make a whole batch? For every teaspoon of advieh a recipe calls for use 1/3 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon coriander, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and a pinch of cardamom.

🧾Ingredients in this recipe

Labeled ground and whole spices on and around spoons.
  • Cinnamon – it has a warming, strong flavor and pungent aroma
  • Cardamom – usually found in their black or green pod form or in a ground form, cardamom is an intense, sweet spice. You can use is already ground or grind up the seeds in the pods yourself.
  • Allspice – this spice comes from grinding dried berries that taste like a combination of nutmeg and cloves. You can substitute all spice with nutmeg or cloves.
  • Rose petals – dried rose petals add a very slight floral aroma
  • Black pepper – you can use ground black pepper or grind up whole peppercorns

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

👩‍🍳How to Make This Recipe

Start by gathering and measuring out all of your 7 spices. If you’re using ground spices, simply mix all the ingredients together.

Pro Tip

You can measure in tablespoons or teaspoons depending on the amount of 7 spice you want to make.

Spices in a mortar and pestle.
  • If you are using any non-ground (whole) spices, you need to grind them up into a powder form first using a pestle and mortar or a spice grinder before measuring. Grind each spice in a circular motion with the pestle until it reaches a powdered form.
Spices in a glass bowl.
  • Once all the ingredients are measured out, simply mix all the spices together until incorporated. Store your spices in an airtight container in a cool, dark place like a cupboard or your pantry.
Spices in a jar surrounded by whole spices.

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Spices in a glass bowl.

Advieh (Persian 7 Spice Blend)

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Advieh, a Persian 7 Spice Blend, is a spice blend used in Iranian cuisine is a salt-free mix of fragrant spices that achieves the equivalent of umami or garam masala.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Persian
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Kosher, Low Salt, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 100
Calories: 2kcal



  • 3 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp coriander
  • 1 tbsp cardamom
  • 1 tbsp rose petals
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp allspice OR 1/3 each cloves cinnamon, nutmeg


  • If using non-ground spices, grind them up using a mortar and pestle or spice grinder before measuring. Then simply mix all the ingredients together.


You can use these ratios as teaspoons, tablespoons, or even cups.
Measurements are taken after they have been ground.


Calories: 2kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. This seems like the recipe I am looking for, but, I am making Kotlet. Which is ground beef and potato patties. Do you think this is the recipe I should use? I know there are different combos of these spices for different kinds of foods.

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