The Arabic mixture is close to Garam Masala , but I do not like to substitute my spices. Just one spice can make a difference and change the complete aroma and flavor. This is a mix which is readily available at Middle Eastern stores. As of now it is available at some special stores here in India too. I decided to make the spice mix myself as I felt I could easily make it in no time, where I would have to spend a god two hours to go and buy one. It might be called 7 spice but I read many recipes which had more than eight spices too. This is a recipe that my cousin follows who spent a good time of her life in Middle East.
2 tbsp black pepper
2 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tbsp cloves
1/2 tbsp ginger powder
1/2 tbsp green cardamon
Dry roast all ingredients, until they release a aroma.
Blend to a fine powder and store in a air tight jar.
I used this spice in Kibbe stuffing.