Ras el Hanout | Moroccan Spice Mix

Ras El Hanout | Moroccan Spice Mix


Ras el hanout is an exotic Morrocan spice blend.
  • Serves: 1 cup
  • Active Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
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Step 1: Making Ras el Hanout

• 2 1/2 tsp ground allspice
• 4 tsp ground nutmeg
• 40 threads saffron
• 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
• 1 tbsp ground mace
• 2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1 tbsp ground cardamom
• 4 tsp ground ginger
• 4 tsp kosher salt
• 2 tsp ground turmeric
• 1 tsp ground coriander
• 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
• 1/4 tsp ground cloves
• 1 tsp ground cumin


To make the ras el hanout simply combine all of the spices and store in an airtight container. This spice mix will keep for months. A little goes a long way!

Chef's Notes

Ras el hanout literally means “shopkeeper’s choice” or “top of the shop” and refers to a mixture of the best spices a seller has to offer.
This spice blend will add wonderful flavor to many Moroccan inspired dishes.


  • Howard R
    Howard R
    What meats, fish or vegetables work best with ras el hanout as a rub
  • Ken R Rouxbe Staff
    Ken R
    Hi Howard- That is a personal preference. The spice mixture is used in a wide variety of applications and with many foods - from fish, to lamb, to an assortment of vegetables. I'd start with foods that you like and find the right application for this spice mixture to those foods. ~Ken

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