Preparation info
  • Makes

    3½ tablespoons

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Wild Weed Pie: A Lifetime of Recipes

By Janni Kyritsis and Roberta Muir

Published 2006

  • About

It’s best to grind your own spices fresh from whole spices, but I’ve also given ground measurements below. Ras El Hanout (meaning ‘top of the shop’) comes in many different combinations, and is used in many North African-influenced dishes. It is available in specialist spice shops.


  • 1 tablespoon green cardamom pods (3 teaspoons ground)
  • 1


Remove seeds from cardamom pods. Crumble cinnamon sticks. Chop nutmeg into small pieces. Combine all spices and grind using a mortar and pestle or a spice and coffee grinder. Pass through a fine sieve and regrind anything that’s left behind. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark cupboard.