Ras el hanout (Moroccan spice blend)

    5 min

    This is a wonderful spice blend to use in your stews and tagines. You can make it from your average spices on your spice rack and it only takes a couple of minuites to make.


    Yorkshire, England, UK
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    Makes: 4 tablespoons ras el hanout

    • 2 teaspoons ground mace
    • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground anise seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Combine all spices, stirring well. Put the mixture of spices in an air tight container and store in a dark dry place.


    Remember you can use whole spices but you just need to make sure they are ground well.

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    This is more of a 'middle of the shop' blend, not the 'top of the shop' (which is what Ras el Hanout means). A good blend has far less, proportionally, of the cheap spices and more variety in the pricier ones. There should be dried rose petals and lavender; cubeb peppercorns; saffron; and others. Look elsewhere for an authentic mix!  -  15 Sep 2017