Wednesday, July 4, 2018

hawaij -

Hawaij (Arabic: حوايج, Hebrew: חוויג' / חוואיג'), also called Hawayej or Hawayij, is the name given to various blends of Yemeni powder spices which are primarily used for soups and coffee. Hawaij is commonly used by Yemeni Jews in Israel and consequently becomes widely used in Israeli cuisine.

The basic mixture for the soup is also used in stew, curry style dishes, rice and vegetable dishes, as well as a sprinkling of barbecue. The powder is made of cumin, black pepper, turmeric and cardamom. More diverse versions include cloves, cumin, nutmeg, kuma-kuma, coriander and dry onion powder. The Adeni version is made from cumin, black pepper, cardamom and cilantro.

The mixture for coffee is made from anise, fennel, ginger and cardamom. Although commonly used in hard coffee, the powder is also used in desserts, pastries and long-cooked meat dishes. In Aden, the mixture is made from ginger, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon for black coffee, and when used for tea except for ginger.