In a nutshell: This traditional and famous spice blend from Georgia almost always consists of coriander, blue fenugreek and marigold petals, to which different dried herbs and other spices are added.
Khmeli Suneli is to Georgian cuisine what curry is to Indian cookery. A uniquely fragrant, all-purpose blend. There are any number of variations, depending on the region and the recipe in which the blend is used. It almost always consists of coriander, blue fenugreek and marigold petals, to which different dried herbs and other spices are added. Ours contains tarragon, black pepper, basil, mint and savory.
Khmeli Suneli is used in Georgia for grilling, as well as in stews and soups. It is also popular in a variety of vegetable dishes and the many nut-based sauces that are characteristic of the country’s cuisine. This emblematic blend is also used to enhance lamb ribs and mushroom-based recipes, including rice and pulses.
Details 20g; Ingredients: Marigold petals, coriander, blue fenugreek, mint, black cumin, black pepper, basil, savory, marjoram, tarragon, dill, bay leaf.
About Épices de Cru
Épices de Cru began in 1982 as a catering partnership between Philippe and Ethné de Vienne. Their mission was a kind of “cooking pot anthropology:” learning the secrets of family cooking around the world and applying these techniques to the needs of hungry Montrealers. The secret, they learned, was spices. Over the last two decades, Philippe and Ethné have searched for the world’s best spices, accompanied by their children, Marika and Arik. The de Viennes believe in direct sourcing spices: visiting growing regions, spending time with growers, and developing personal relationships that last decades. In 2004, they officially opened their first spice shop in Montreal’s fantastic Jean Talon market– it’s since become a mecca for foodies from all over the world. I first visited in 2008 and have been buying and using their spices on a regular basis ever since that first exciting visit. They steadfastly maintain that they do nothing original, only facilitating the exchange of culinary common sense from one place to another. But, what they do is simply quite brilliant - by providing us with the finest quality ingredients, and their superb spice mixes, we can all experiment with unusual spices and recreate delicious recipes from around the world.