Urfa Biber

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Urfa Biber, also known as Isot, hails from the sun-soaked city of Şanlıurfa in southeastern Turkey. The time-honored chili spice boasts a medium lingering heat, rich wine-like flavor and a delicate hint of smoke. Just a sprinkle will add a depth of flavor to everything from traditional recipes to your morning scrambled eggs. 


To make Urfa Biber, chili peppers are harvested at the peak of ripeness. They’re then sun-dried, carefully cured, and ground to be about the size of kosher salt. In Turkey, this ancient spice is used to add a subtle kick to kebabs, soups, stews, and more.

    How to Use

    Use this dark burgundy spice to add rich color and flavor to marinades, roast vegetables, homemade hot sauce, salad dressing, and more. A final sprinkle also makes for a beautiful garnish for dips like hummus, baba ganoush, and muhammara.

    Suzy's Tips

    Swap in Urfa pepper in any recipe that calls for standard chili flakes to add a distinctly Mediterranean flair.


    Purple Urfa Pepper, Vegetable Oil, Salt | Net weight: 1.7oz (48 g)

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    You can rest assured that none of our spices contain bioengineered ingredients.


    We are doing this the old fashioned way! Our suppliers package only to order, and we, in turn, order in small batches to ensure freshness and flavor integrity.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 11 reviews
    theresa durant
    Jazz up the flavor!

    First time trying Urfa Biber and I must say it really jazzed up the flavors! So far I have tried it on scrambled eggs which made the eggs taste extra special. Second time was on scallops and I could taste the smoky, raisin-like taste which made the dish very interesting. I did get compliments from my dinner guests! I am looking forward to trying it in many other recipes and to enhance simple dishes~

    Thomas Ross
    A delightful new taste

    So pleased to include this in my mix.

    Very nice.

    Urfa biber has a regular place in my cooking, but my Turkish friends (my usual source) have not visited in a while.

    It's nice to have an alternate source!


    Fantastic and fresh !

    First time buying

    I plan to use my new seasoning in my stir fried green beans with buffalo style blue cheese filled sausage for dinner. I chose 5 stars because I’m never disappointed when I buy and cook with your foods and following recipes from you