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The Moroccan Pantry

Want to stock your kitchen to make Moroccan dishes?  You won’t find a Moroccan home without 95% of these items stocked in the pantry.  Having these items on hand, you will be able to easily turn out a meal. Several things can be substituted if you’re short on them.

Pantry Items to Have on Hand


  • White flour
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Fine semolina
  • Coarse semolina

Must-Have Spices

  • cinnamon (karfa)
  • cumin ( kamoon)
  • saffron (zaffron)
  • turmeric (qurkoum)
  • ginger (skinjbir)
  • black pepper (elbezar)
  • cayenne pepper (felfla soudaniya)
  • paprika (fefla hlouwa)
  • ras al hanout
  • salt (m’lha)
  • thyme (za’atar)
  • mint (nana)
  • Cupboard Staples

    • Yeast
    • dates
    • couscous
    • chickpeas
    • lentils
    • cannellini beans
    • vermicelli pasta
    • whole almonds
    • green tea
    • sugar
    • harissa
    • Preserved lemons
    • green cracked olives
    • black olives
    • orange flower water (zhaar)
    • olive oil
    • argan oil
    • vegetable oil
    • smen
    • honey

    Year-round Produce

    Segmented Lemon
    • onions
    • garlic
    • parsley
    • cilantro
    • cucumbers
    • tomatoes
    • potatoes
    • lemons

    Seasonal Produce

    Zucchini za'alouk recpe
    • eggplants
    • avocado
    • zucchini
    • potatoes
    • beets
    • artichokes
    • quinces
    • apricots
    • apples
    • oranges
    • grapes
    • melon

    Ready to start cooking?

    Head to the recipe page to get inspired!

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    Kimberly Ryal

    Monday 23rd of August 2021

    Sorry this isn’t the correct place to ask this- but does Wise work the other direction- to send money from Morocco to an American bank account?

    Amanda Mouttaki

    Saturday 28th of August 2021

    There are other complications from sending money from inside Morocco to outside, so in most cases, it will not be possible.


    Thursday 8th of March 2012

    what do u use for ur pantry? I don't have enough cabinet's for one. have u ever used a stand alone pantry that u can buy (like at target,etc.)?