La Kama

La Kama Moroccan spice blend

La Kama

La Kama is a Moroccan spice mixture that is very popular in Tangier. It is altogether simpler than the complex ras el hanout and features a modest five spices. Use it to flavour soups and stews or as a rub with chicken or lamb.


Recipe for La Kama



Dry-fry or roast the cinnamon and peppercorns in a heavy grying pan over medium heat to release their flavour. Grind the roasted spices to a powder and mix with the ginger, turmeric and nutmeg. Use at once or store in an airtight jar, away from heat or light.