But many purists say that it should contain a dozen spices.Apart from the ingredients given here, you can also use galangal, dry ginger, fenugreek, paprika etc! It is called top shelf/shop, meaning the finest of spices. So go ahead, tweak it a bit and use your favorite spice and get yet another exotic Ras el hanout.
- Take all the ingredients, except rose petals, turmeric, cinnamon and turmeric powder in a wide pan. In a slow flame, roast all the ingredients together.
- Take care not to burn the spices, keep the flame simmer, and roast. Remove the spices once they are aromatic.
- Let the spices cool down completely. Take them together in a spice grinder along with rest of the ingredients and grind it to powder.
- Remove the contents to a air-tight container and store away from sunlight. The spice blend has a good shelf life for years.