How to Make Ras El Hanout Spice Blend

This is a Moroccan spice blend that translates as "the best quality". Use in dishes inspired by Moroccan flavours.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp paprika

Steps

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    Dry fry the seeds and peppercorns in a heavy-based frying pan for one minute.
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    Pour the seeds and peppercorns into a mortar and pestle or processor for grinding.
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    Add the remaining spices.
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    Grind or process the seeds and spices until smooth.

Tips

  • Store this mixture in an airtight container.
  • This mixture will keep for one month.

Things You'll Need

  • Heavy-based frying pan/skillet
  • Mortar and pestle
  • Food processor

Article Info

Categories: African Cuisine | Spice Mixes