Ras el Hanout Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Ras el Hanout Recipe
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Ras el Hanout

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"This spice mix is often called for in many Moroccan dishes."

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Original recipe makes 8 teaspoons Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Mix salt, cumin, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, white pepper, coriander, cayenne pepper, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves in a small bowl until evenly blended. Store in an airtight container up to 1 month.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 11, 2010

Ras el Hanout is different per region,everyone has their own blend. This one is great with the execption of the amount of cinnamon. I cut it back to 1/4 teaspoon and added 1/2 teaspoon cardamon and 1/4 ground bay and if you really want a kick 1/2 teaspoon of chinese 5 spice.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 10, 2009

My husband and I both felt like the cinnamon was overwhelming in the spice mix. I'm bummed that I didn't like it more, I really wanted to.


21 Ratings

Mar 16, 2008

This was really good. I used it in a lamb recipe from this website and it turned out great. I left the white pepper out bc I didn't have it on hand, but my dish didn't seem to miss it. Great combo of flavors.

Apr 14, 2009

This is similar to Dukkha, an Egyptian spice mix consisting of roasted brazil nuts, roasted sesame seeds, cumin seeds and coriander seeds, all ground a bit, with cinnamon, salt and ground black pepper. Dukkha is proof that we are meant to be happy!

Oct 16, 2011

I had most of the ingredients already, so it was nice being able to make this combination. I did reduce the amount of cinnamon as someone else suggested to 1/4 tsp and (though I've never even had it before) and it was perfect to my tasing (and I love cinnamon) I think anything more would have overpowered the other spices. Also used cumin seed as I didn't have gound (or so I though- found some after!) I plan on making this spice in a big batch and give some for Xmas!

Nov 27, 2009

Great stuff, used in Lamb and we loved it!

Dec 17, 2010

Smells wonderful! Will try it in many dishes!

Oct 04, 2010

LOVE THIS! Will try it on everything!


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  • Calories
  • 4 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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