Ras el hanout

Ras el hanout translates to “top of the shop,” meaning this blend features the best spices the merchant has to offer. This prerogative explains why there is variety and so many spices can make up the blend.

  • Author: Judy Barbe
  • Category: spice blend


  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. In a small bowl whisk together all ingredients until combined well. Spice blend keeps in an airtight container at cool room temperature 1 month.