How to make Za’atar at Home

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Sahiba Sharma
Sahiba is a long time food lover. She has a soft spot for cuisines in her heart. Although she loves to cook with her mother, she is also a nutritionist. This means that she knows the science behind the food; what is good and bad in each ingredient. With her experience in cooking and nutritional education, she is a great resource to tell us about food and recipes.

One of the world’s most unique and best seasonings, Za’atar is primarily associated with the Middle East as well as Mediterranean cooking. Did you know Za’atar also defines an actual herb in the wild thyme family which resembles somewhat like oregano? Now, you know this. Also, making Za’atar at home is a very easy task as you’ll observe.

You have the best combination of dried oregano, cumin, coriander, sesame seeds, sumac as well as kosher salt. Isn’t this the best seasoning ever? Also, you can spice up the Za’atar made at home by adding Aleppo chilli flakes. It would require merely 5 minutes of your valuable time.

So, isn’t it worthy of trying at least once? When I made Za’atar at home for the first time, I was smitten by its flavour and fragrance. Moreover, this Za’atar recipe has got immense health benefits. It boosts skin health, soothes inflammation, boosts energy, aids memory and many more to list.

Haven’t you got enough reasons to make Za’atar at home? I believe yes. So now, learn to make Za’atar at home by going through the Za’atar Recipe given below. Enjoy!

Ingredients for making Za’atar

Ingredients Amount
Dried thyme-crushed (or sub oregano) 1 tablespoon
Cumin 1 tablespoon
Coriander 1 tablespoon
Sesame seeds 1 tablespoon
Sumac 1 tablespoon
Kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon
Aleppo chilli flakes 1/4 teaspoon

How much time would it take?

Preparation time Total time
5 minutes 5 minutes

Za’atar Recipe

  1. Mix all the above-mentioned ingredients in a bowl, you have to store them in an airtight container.
  2. Now, toast the cumin and coriander seeds until they begin to give fragrance.
  3. Finally, do the required grinding and serve.

How to Make Za’atar at Home | Video

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