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Homemade Shawarma Seasoning

This easy homemade shawarma seasoning is made with aromatic warm spices like cumin, paprika, cinnamon, turmeric & more. It's a must-have for your spice collection and it tastes way better than any store-bought blend.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Course spices
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 6 Tablespoons


  • 2 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon allspice, ground
  • 2 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 2 teaspoon coriander, ground
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric, ground
  • 1 teaspoon cardamon, ground
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon Aleppo pepper


  • Measure and place all the spices into a bowl. Stir to combine, then add the spice blend to an airtight spice jar or container.
  • Spices tend to keep for up to 3 months with flavour lost. Be sure to purchase your spice at a bulk store that has a high product turnover.


Aleppo pepper may not be the easiest ingredient to find. So, feel free to swap it with regular chilli flakes or cayenne. A word of caution with the cayenne you'll need to reduce the amount unless you want it really spicy.
Keyword Baharat spice blend, shawarma, shawarma spices