This base is perfect for folding into cooked rice or adding a Moroccan flair to any stew, soup or dip.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Serves: 1 cup


Heavy Bottom Pot

Wooden Spoon



  1. Heat oil to medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Add onion and turn heat to medium-low and sauté for 10 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and ginger; sauté for 20 minutes until ingredients reach a deep caramel color.
  4. Add Marrakesh Sitar Spice blend and sauté for 5 minutes, or until fragrant.
  5. Use immediately, or cool and store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week; or, freeze for future use.

Things to remember

  • Sauté the onions for 10 minutes before adding the other aromatics.
  • Use this base for a tagine or any other Moroccan flavored stew or braise, throw a spoonful in sautéed veggies, a base for sauces or fold into any grain or pilaf.