A versatile North African mix of fragrant spices is traditionally used in Moroccan tagines, but there are so many different ways to use Ras el Hanout, that I would go as far as calling it an extremely versatile spice mix. Here’s our homemade ras el hanout spice mix recipe.
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Shop-Bought vs Homemade
Whilst you can get Ras El Hanout in most supermarkets, it is just as easy to make your own with spices that you’d often find in your own cupboard. There are so many different variations of Ras El Hanout that it is difficult to find that one ‘authentic’ recipe, so I would encourage experimenting with both quantities and different spices. For example, adding dried rose petals, saffron and/or cardamom.
Can Ras el Hanout Be Made With Whole Spices?
For this spice mix recipe, I used a variety of ground spices, however, I am a true believer that there’s something magical about grinding your own. If you have whole cardamom pods, cumin and coriander seeds and a cinnamon stick, all the better. Get that spice mill or a pestle and mortar out and fill your kitchen with freshly ground spice fragrance…
Recipes Using Ras el Hanout
Our homemade ras el hanout spice mix recipe sure comes in handy! That’s because we love to cook with this beautiful Moroccan seasoning. Here’s some inspiration on what you could be making for dinner:
- North African Spiced Chickpea & Feta Filo Pie
- Ras El Hanout Chicken with Tahini Drizzle
- Warm Moroccan Aubergine Salad With Feta
Ras El Hanout Spice Mix
- 2 tbsp ground cumin
- 2 tbsp ground coriander
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- Just mix all the spices together well. You may need to sift them together, if some of your spices are in clumps.
- Store in a sealed jar or air tight container.