All you got to do is ask JJ . Ras el Hanout loosely translates as "top of the shop'." The best the spice merchant could come up with Ras means king in Ethiopian.
"subtle curry like with a spicy yet floral fragrance & a robust yet subtle flavour"
Originally contained spanish fly & hashish but this is the version that wont attract police attention. Its from Ian Hemphills Spice Notes .
All spices are ground .OK 3 &1/3 tbsp mild paprika ,2&2/3 tbsp each cumin &ginger ,4 tsp coriander 2tsp each of casia & turmeric 1&1/2 tsp fennel seed 1 &1/4 each allspice,green cardamon seed,whole dill seed,galangal,nutmeg & orris root 1/2 tsp each bay leaves,caraway seed,cayenne pepper,cloves,mace,cubeb pepper & brown cardamon. 30 whole saffron stigma.Orris root is from the rhizome of the Florentine Iris ,fine textured like talcum powder aroma distinctly similiar to violets .WHO KNEW.
Now Ian Hemphill is the man in spices here. It was his fathers business,the book is in top 100 things in your Saveur magazine,etc .His store is 5 minutes from me. I have seen versions with rose petals & not all of the ingredients listed above. I personally would put fenugreek in it & cayenne. I make a simplified version that I use as a dry rub on chicken because I dont have 30 saffron stigma laying around the house. Im also a bit old for the hashish version & spanish fly lost its allure after viagra got invented.Pity people still believe in rhino horn. Cubeb pepper is a long tailed peppercorn from Asia which I dont think adds much. Go get 'em.