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?