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Ras el Hanout spice blend

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
  • Easy
  • Makes 3-4 main courses (2 tsps spice mix each meal)
A blend of Herbs and spices to add to Moroccan inspired dishes.


  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 4 tsp Demerara sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder (mild)
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 12 cardamom pods (seeds only, discard shells)
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds


  • STEP 1
    First of all lightly heat the cardamom seeds, coriander and cumin seeds, in a small pan. Then grind together to a fine powder.
  • STEP 2
    Mix together with all the other ingredients, and keep in an airtight container. I normallly use a kilner jar. This will keep for at least 6 months.

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