Think about Moroccan food and you'll imagine the beautiful aroma and flavour of spices. Last week, I had the opportunity to collaborate with one of the restaurants in my hometown to come up with a magnificent blend of spices. It was a pleasure to know more about Moroccan food and the delightful flavours that infuses into the food especially because of the special Moroccan Spice Blend.
While Moroccan food has many influences, it typically focuses on fresh ingredients and relishing spices. This spice blend is made from everyday Indian spices but the result is out of the world.
What in a Morocaan Spice Blend?
Moroccan Spice Blend is made of some basic spices - Cumin, Coriander, Chilli Powder, Smoked Paprika, Ginger, Pepper, All Spice, Cinnamon and Cloves. Since you use them for almost all the Indian curries, there is a high chance that you always have them in your Indian kitchen.
I like making my own spice blends rather than purchasing them from store. It is easy to clutter your spice rack with pre-bottled mixes which easily loses its aroma and potency as well. Also, it doesn't make sense to spend the money unless you think of using up the entire bottle in a year. When you can make so many different blends from basic spices, it is always better to make them at home.
How to use Moroccan Spice Mix:
Use as a marinade to fish and chicken for roasting.
Give an exotic flare to Corn on the Cob by rubbing the spice mix.
Toss the vegetables such as carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes, celery, onion and sweet potatoes in the spice mix for that Moroccan kick.
You can let the marinated meat and vegetables sit for sometime in the refrigerator for getting maximum flavour.
Moroccan Spice Blend Recipe:[zrdn-recipe id="38"]
So, the next time you are out to buy a Moroccan Spice mix, think about this recipe. It is easy and quick to make and you can always store the rest in an air-tight container for up to an year.
Let me know if you make your own Spice Blends at home? Or do you prefer store bought ones?
Priya Sharma says
Very well written. While reading I could smell the aroma of Moroccan Spices!! 🙂
Lux G. says
This will surely be a hit for people I know. Can't wait!
very nice article. thanks for sharing.
Jaibala Rao says
We make our own spices mostly. Store brought ones are just in case of emergency. This is interesting and will be tried. I am sure S will love his potatoes with this.
Ramya Abhinand says
Oh wow... I have never really made a spice mix and always depend on store bought ones. U sure do maKe cooking seem easy....
Thanks, Ramya. That means a lot. 🙂
Sandra M. says
Thank you for the tips ! I like dicovering new spices very useful I think Im going to buy those today afterwork 😉
I used this recipe on my chicken tacos last night and it tasted wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
I've never tried to make my own spices, I tend to just throw it all on the meat or fish. But I love this one sounds. Makes me want to give it a try myself. Thanks for the inspiration!
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Ruchi Verma says
Oh this is amazing ...great you posted ...I never made this will sure give a try
Shilpa Garg says
Moroccan Spice sounds interesting. I dont make my own spices, but husband does. I mean, he roasts and grind ingredients just before he makes any non-veg dish. He likes the ground spices real fresh. So every time he does that I cant help but roll my eyes. But guess, this is the thing about foodies and chefs!
Anamika Agnihotri says
I only make my sambhar masala at home, rest all the spices I buy from stores. Are there uses of this Moroccan Spice Blend in vegetarian dishes?
Anindya Sundar Basu says
Right you are Moroccan food is all aboout spices and loved this recipe where you have demystified the spices.
I do make my own individual spice powder, which smells so much better than the store bought ones, but I have never made a blend. I will try this is I make anything Moroccan.
This looks like an interesting recipe. I am surely going to try it. Never heard of it before but looks great. Making spices at home is some work but they are so much better.
Beat About the Booksessivemom says
My God you make your own spices!!! I cannot even go there. It's interesting though that this one can be stored for almost a year. That makes it doable. So do you need to store it in the refrigerator?