Khmeli Suneli – Georgian Spice Mix

Khmeli Suneli , also known as the Georgian five spice, is a condiment blend that is both spicy, aromatic and nutty. Due to its aroma and taste, it is suitable for almost any dish: sauces, salads, soups, stews, pastries, rice, any kind of protein, as well as pickled vegetables, marinades and Georgian snacks.

Khmeli suneli is a mixture of:

  • ground fenugreek seeds
  • coriander,
  • dill,
  • dried celery,
  • parsley,
  • basil,
  • summer savory
  • black peppercorns.

Khmeli suneli is very fragrant. Its color is light green due to fenugreek, coriander and all herbs.

Some people prefer to cook a simplified version of the spices, simply based on what they have on hand.

For a simplified version of the KhmeliSsuneli spice mix, you will need: fenugreek, thyme, coriander, basil, dill, bay leaf, dried celery, mint, marjoram, parsley, savory (or you can use oregano if you don’t usually keep savory in your closet for spices), red chili and saffron.

How to Prepare and Store Hhmeli suneli


  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil
  • 1 teaspoon dry dill
  • 1 teaspoon dry celery
  • 1 teaspoon ground bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dry parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dry peppermint
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 3 strands of dark red ground saffron
  • 1 pinch red chili pepper

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl or jar and mix well. Enjoy!

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