Ras-el-Hanout Spice Blend

£ 3.50

Gluten Free

Gluten free

Vegan & Vegetarian

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% Natural

100% natural

Packed in UK

Hand packed in UK

Ras-el-Hanout is comprised of no less than fifteen herbs and spices that are roasted and mixed by hand. The spice mix contains warm, sweet flavours of cinnamon, cloves, mace and nutmeg. The addition of cardamom, coriander, allspice adds zest and zing to the blend! Whole rose petals and lavender are added at the end to impart pleasant, floral notes.

Passed down from generations, the highly esteemed Moroccan blend Ras-el-Hanout translates from Arabic to ‘Top of the Shop’. It is believed that spice traders at Moroccan souks are in competition to sell the finest version. In some cultures, it is believed to have symbolic meanings, representing hospitality, warmth, and generosity. It’s often used in celebratory meals and special occasions.

This Moroccan spice mix is known as the essential tagine seasoning. The aromatic, complex flavours work well when stirred through boiled rice and couscous or rubbed into lamb especially. This versatile spice blend can also be used when cooking grilled meats, and vegetable dishes. Simple to use as a rub for meats or as a seasoning for roasted vegetables.

Delia Smith featured our premium quality, hand made Ras-el-Hanout in her ‘How to Cheat at Cooking’ cookbook on page 123 for her Moroccan Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Chickpeas. Check out Nigella’s Moroccan roast lamb video (below) as featured in her “Forever Summer” book.

This spice mix has an abundance of uses! Try one of our recipes for Chicken Tagine with apricots, ginger and spice, Moroccan Pumpkin Soup or Moroccan Stuffed Chicken with Roast Fennel. Packed in our famous resealable foil pouch for freshness and enhanced shelf life. You can also buy this amazing tagine spice mix in a Seasoned Pioneers spice tin.



Reviews (38)

38 reviews for Ras-el-Hanout Spice Blend

  1. Phil Cottingham

    Adds something special to home made koftas

  2. Phil Stracchino

    Ras-el-hanout is a complex spice blend that is not common outside the Middle East. The name means “front of the store”, because ras-el-hanout was the spice blend that above all showed a spice merchant’s skill at selecting and blending ingredients. It may have over a hundred ingredients.

    Seasoned Pioneers’ ras-el-hanout is the best I have found anywhere. It is aromatic and rich, yet subtle and well balanced. By comparison, other commercial ras-el-hanout blends that I have tried have been flat and unsatisfying. I keep finding new places to use it. Try mixing some into your next batch of hamburgers, or drop in just a pinch the next time you make hummus.

    • DPDcomputer

      Thank you for your kind words means a lot.

  3. Gary Boichat

    Nice and strong.Don’t need as much as other brands.Highly recommend.

  4. Chris Jones

    Love love love this blend. I get a perfect veggie tagine every time I use it. It also makes lovely spicy onions for biryanis. No other brand is quite as good. I also love buying from a small company.

  5. Ruth

    This was the first product I ever bought from Seasoned Pioneers about 10 years ago.
    It also bought me back to the company when local stockists stopped stocking it! Simply the best. My go to mix for soups and casseroles.

  6. Deborah B

    I found this years ago after Nigella insisted that this was the key ingredient for her Moroccan spiced lamb. It is so fragrant and continues to amaze guests. I have tried another make (once only) but won’t be doing that again!

    • DPDcomputer

      Hi Deborah, thanks for a great review of our Ras-el-Hanout, Hope you continue to make lovely dishes!

  7. Tracy

    This is definitely the best! I usually purchase from Lakeland but after a recent visit was told it had been discontinued. So glad to have found you on-line. I have tried many other makes but they never come up to scratch.

  8. helentoryrue (verified owner)

    this is the best you can buy. It is beautiful to look at with tiny rose petals, amazing flavour and keeps so well in your natty packaging. Amazing on chicken for a quick grilled supper.

  9. Madelyn Dakeyne (verified owner)

    This is my favourite spice mix, especially with lamb. Warm and flavoursome but not too hot. I have tried other brands but this is by far the best, even better than a sample I bought in Marrakesh, as the packaging keeps all the spices fresh tasting, especially the rose buds.

  10. linda.mccurrach (verified owner)

    Without a doubt the most authentic flavourful Morrocan spice that I have found. Vacuum sealed pouch ensures it stays fresh to the end. Totally recommended

  11. Brigitte (verified owner)

    Have reviewed Ras el Hanout before, a spice bland I cannot be without. Stuffed peppers, either mix the spice into the filling, or season the sauce with it..

  12. Peter Deane (verified owner)

    Can not fault this special Ras-el-hanout. Tried many others, this is the KING! Much superior to other mixes. My all time favourite.

  13. vic.steadman (verified owner)

    Had this mix before from other suppliers, now I think I know what it should taste like!

  14. susansimkiss54 (verified owner)

    Originally found this delightful mixture in a town many miles from us. No local stockist so now purchased online. Usually mix with a little soy and orange juice to cook chicken thighs. Use in couscous also. Tried supermarket blends but this one is far superior.

    Online service is excellent, the personalised and hand-signed note with the package is a charming gesture. Will buy more of this and other blends in gift packs for Christmas presents.

  15. Brigitte (verified owner)

    I think my review is superfluous ! This is the spice blend that wins hands down. I live in Southern France and we have many Moroccan, Tunisian
    and Algerian ex-pats at home here. North African cuisine ingredients are available in supermarkets and neighbourhood shops, but the Ras-al-hanout on sale is not a patch on Seasoned Pioneers’ blend. I love it and use in Gazpacho (!) and many other dishes.

  16. Karen Mitten (verified owner)

    This spice speaks for itself

  17. Marius Helgaa (verified owner)

    Couscous without Ras-el-Hanout is really a boring experience. This blend really lifts any couscous dish.

  18. Anne (verified owner)

    We held a biggish (12 of us) party to celebrate a 70th birthday and the birthday girl chose a north African theme for the meal. I did my usual Morrocan chicken with couscous. The Ras goes into the chicken marinade with oil and honey – it is just delicious. I took the empty packet with me to show the ‘girls’ (we are ‘The Dames Wot Dine’) because I knew they would ask about the flavours. They did! I suspect that several of them will be ordering Ras el hanout for themselves.

  19. Ruth Forrest (verified owner)

    Raz al hanout is a favourite for lamb rub -slow baked with apricots and onions, couscous with orange and pomegranate.

  20. Brian Norman

    I have frequently, over the past 2 or 3 years used your ras el hanout (bought from a local Lakeland shop) and it’s excellent, wouldn’t use any other.

  21. Madelyn Dakeyne (verified owner)

    This blend is superb for couscous dishes and is better than any other brand I have found, including 2 examples I bought in a market in Marrakech. It is deliciously spicy without being too hot to taste all the flavours, including the delicate rose bud petals.

  22. ennis (verified owner)

    I discovered this eye opening spice blend through HelloFresh and then the inspiring, idea filled Seasoned Pioneers website.

    This spice is rich and so flavoursome and works very well with chicken, lamb and vegetarian .

    My order was processed very promptly, arriving the next day.

    This has encouraged me to explore more new flavours and cooking ideas.

  23. Vicky Sutton (verified owner)

    This is such a lovely aromatic, complex mix, with a subtle underlying heat. Perfect to add interest to couscous, or as an easy way to make a delicious Moroccan style tagine, I have used with chicken, lamb and vegetarian with great success .

  24. Louise Lacey

    Now I know what the flavour of Ras-el-Hanout is I will certainly experiment – I feel that courgettes, onion and garlic will compliment it.

  25. Christine Harris

    I’ve just tried your Ras-El-Hanout spice mix in a Rick Stein recipe and it was very nice

  26. Bernadette

    Your ras-el-hanout blend is just lovely. Cous cous has never tasted so good

  27. Susanne Fitzpatrick

    Can’t tell you how happy I am with my Zahtar and Ras El Hanout – Absolutely Fabulous

  28. Lesley Silver

    Thank you – my order which I placed in the small hours of yesterday morning, was despatched yesterday lunchtime, and in my hands before nine o’clock this morning. Is this a record? A couple of the items are for someone I’m seeing on Monday, so I’m delighted that they’re already here. (Most of them are for me!)
    I love that you acknowledged my order by emailing it back to me, and that you send status updates that I can read immediately without following a link and pasting in a number – it’s just there to read instantly.
    I hadn’t heard of ras el hanout till it was used on this year’s Masterchef, and thought of buying some, but there was so much choice, I didn’t know where to start, so I didn’t. I used it for the first time when it came in a HelloFresh box a few weeks ago. It may be the most delicious thing I have ever tasted, and HelloFresh were kind enough to share you with me.
    Every time I walked past the frying pan, I got such a gorgeous whiff that I didn’t want to wash it. That could be your new slogan: “So good, you won’t want to wash up.”
    Thank you both. I am a happy customer.

  29. J. Hague-Beresford

    We love the Ras-el-hanout mix you make, especially the rose petals and lavender and don’t want to use anyone else’s now

  30. Sharon Thomas

    Last night we had a dinner for some friends and used the ras-el-hanout with lamb (as in Nigella) everyone raved about it!

  31. Christine Ross

    I found you in Rick Steins recipe book and his recipe for Moroccan Lamb with ras-el-hanout was absolutely delicious.

  32. Linda

    Thank you so much for the order placed on 8 March, which I received today, earlier than expected, packed beautifully and with a very useful catalogue inside.
    Excellent service – and so pleased to have the Ras Al Hanout which I’ve been using for a long time now but which I’ve found difficult to get recently. Streets ahead of others!!

  33. Sue Dean

    I tried the Ras-el-Hanout spice mix on chicken breasts last night I have been “oohing” and “aahing” for the past hour on your Web site. It is fantastic!

  34. Liz B

    I’m a total fan of Ras-el-Hanout

  35. Patricia

    As soon as I opened the ras-el-hanout spice I knew I was on to a winner, I have never experienced so fragrant a spice! It is divine!

  36. Brenda Rose

    Ras-el-hanout is excellent and essential for chichen and lamb tagines

  37. Christopher Mann

    Your Ras-el-Hanout – fabulous!

  38. Graham Hardwick

    Ras-el-Hanout has certainly spiced up the couscous dishes I have made

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Gluten Free

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100% Natural

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Packed in UK

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