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jraphi Oct 13, 2009 02:18 AM

Where can I buy Hawaj for baking; or does anyone have a recipe for it? I know it has powdered cinnaon, cloves, ginger and cardamom but I don't know the quantities of each. Help! I have a great recipe but I can't make it without the spice.

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    GilaB RE: jraphi Oct 13, 2009 06:12 AM

    Ironically, I've had the spice for years, but never known what to do with it. (I didn't even know how to pronounce the name, which is written only in Hebrew in the bottle my sister got me in Israel, and always assumed it was something like chvaig.) What's your recipe? What do people generally use it for? I sometimes throw it in soups if it smells like it'd be a good combination.

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      zsero RE: GilaB Oct 13, 2009 04:01 PM

      Soup is a perfect use for it.

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      cheesecake17 RE: jraphi Oct 13, 2009 07:16 AM

      Holon in Brooklyn on Kings Highway sells it.

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        peanutgallery7 RE: jraphi Oct 13, 2009 10:32 AM

        if you live in queens, many stores have hawaij. pereg on main st. as well as amalya next to supersol. also isaacs and a to z on union tpke.

        as for a recipe:

        6 tablespoons black peppercorns
        * 1/4 cup cumin seeds
        * 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
        * 1 tablespoon green cardamom pods
        * 1 teaspoon whole cloves
        * 3 tablespoons ground turmeric

        another:

        INGREDIENTS

        1/4 cup ground cumin
        1 tablespoon ground cardamom
        2 tablespoons turmeric
        1 tablespoon ground coriander
        1/4 cup freshly ground black pepper
        PREPARATION

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        In a black iron or heavy-bottomed skillet combine the cumin, cardamom, turmeric and coriander. Place over very low heat and toast, stirring constantly, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, add the black pepper and stir well. Store the blend in a tightly sealed container for up to one month.

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