Ras El Hanout

Ras el Hanout or “top of the shop” is a spice mix that is made of the finest spices a spice merchant has. It varies slightly, here and there, from shop to shop and from region to region, but generally consists of the same base ingredients.

A ras el Hanout from a Marrakesh souk in the South of Morocco is sure to be spicier and bolder than one from Tangiers in the North. This one is full of flavor with a mild kick, which makes it sit somewhere in the middle. Ras el Hanout makes any meat, tagine or vegetable stew taste fabulous.

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Ras el Hanout

Makes about ¼ cup


  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Mix all the spices together and store in an airtight plastic bag.

Jennifer Dumas

My name is Jennifer! Welcome to Dinners and Dreams. My goal here is to encourage you to try out recipes you never thought you could make at home. Furthermore, I also review products that I have used in the past or currently using to make every day buying decisions easier and to ensure you get the best value for your money.

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