Ras el Hanout Spice Mix

I know this like a massive investment, but once you have this made up, you will use it in so many different dishes!  There are so many varieties of ras el hanout, you will eventually end up with your own special blend…just like I did!

Make a double or triple batch, you can store it in the fridge or freezer! Make sure your spices are fresh, or better yet, buy whole spices, pan roast or oven roast them up and then use your spice grinder to get them into a powder!  But ground spices are good enough so have fun spicing up your life!

2 teaspoons cardamom

2 teaspoons nutmeg

2 teaspoons ground coriander

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons ground ginger

3 teaspoons turmeric ground

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3 teaspoons paprika

2 teaspoons ground black pepper

1-teaspoon pimento/allspice

1/2-teaspoon cloves ground

2 pinches saffron threads (optional)