Spice mixes are a brilliant pick for home cooks. With the huge number of ready-made blends that are available in the market, the ground to experiment is pretty big. There are recipes that have been around for centuries using one type of spice mix. Maybe they have been passed down from grandmas who got it from their grandmas. Let's talk about some of these spice blends --

Here are some options of spice blends — 


Ras El Hanout is a Moroccan mixture that often includes up to 40 different spices. But astonishingly, there are some blends of this highly-praised spice which claims to include over 100. Literally translated, ras el hanout means 'top of the shop', thereby suggesting that the spice blend is the absolute best thing that a consumer can buy from the merchants to elevate the dish to the next level. It is also considered one of the most versatile pantry staples, as it can be used in plenty of dishes.  


Garam Masala is an intensely aromatic, strongly balanced blend of ground spices such as cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and peppercorns. Garam masala can be literally translated as hot ingredients, and the masala can sometimes be described as one of the signature blends from India which must be used with caution. It can quickly heat up the body.  


Berbere is an Ethiopian spice blend, which is quite popular today because it is versatile. It has a tangy taste, but also consists of warm spices such as cinnamon alongside chilli and fenugreek. The seasoning is used for marinating beef and sprinkling over fruit.  

Pumpkin pie spice, as delicious as the name suggests, is a mixture of spices that can be had in beverages. Recall the famous pumpkin spice latte. It is made with several ingredients such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves, used especially to replicate the flavor of a pumpkin pie.  

We hope that the dishes you make will make use of at least one of these spice blends.