Thursday 31 July 2008

Ras El Hanout Spice Blend Recipe

There are many different ways of making a traditional Ras El Hanout Moroccan spice blend.

Here I make my version of Ras El Hanout using a mixture of fennel, clove, cayenne peper, black pepper, cumin, coriander, ginger, paprika, cardamon, turmeric and cinnamon.

You can use this spice blend recipe for marinating and cooking chicken or vegetables.

See my Moroccan chicken recipe here that uses my Ras El Hanout recipe.

Ingredients for Jeenas Ras El Hanout Recipe
1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds
1 Clove

1 + 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder

1 + 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder

1/8 tsp Black Pepper Powder

1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Ginger Powder

1/4 tsp Cardamon Powder
1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric

note...If you want a more mild spice blend use 1/2 -1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper instead of one teaspoon.

How to make Ras El Hanout Spice Blend Jeena Style

Place all ingredients into an electric grinder and blend into a powder. You can use a pestle and mortar it will take a lot longer to grind than the electric grinder.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That's one of my favorite spice blends! Wonderful!



Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Pretty pictures and some nice spice combinations there! Thank you for that :)

Natalie Que said...

I just clicked onto your blog from a comment you left on some one else's {I always find it useful to know how new people find me}

This is a delightful blog, I love the recipes! I too like to cook nice meals but too often most people don't consider nutrition and health so I am glad to find you.

I love the colors in the Moroccan Chicken, so beautiful!

Arundathi said...

oh thanks for that!! i've always wanted to use it and never thought of making it.. d-uh! thanks! :)

ST said...

Wonderful and fabulous spice blend jeena:))

Jenny said...

What a great sounding spice blend Jeena, I bet it's great!

Unknown said...

this spice blend sounds all most like Indian spice mix(garam masala) but little difference is there intresting

Paula said...

Oh my gosh, that spice blend sounds TERRIFIC! Man, I bet it smells great, too. I'm off to check out the chicken recipe; I just know it's going to be amazing!

Ivy said...

I never knew of this spice blend before but it is almost like garam massala which is fantastic. I shall give it a try as maybe the portions differ so that maybe a certain spice prevails over the others.

La Bella Cooks said...

Can I come stay with you? You have all the yummy, healthy recipes!! The flavors sound fabulous.

La Bella Cooks said...

Jeena....I'm just letting you know I tagged you on my blog. It is pretty fun, but please don't feel you have to participate, ok?


test it comm said...

This spice blend sounds good. I will have to try it.

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