Tabil Ahammed (Arabic: تابل) is a Tunisian spice mixture generally consisting of ground coriander seed, caraway seed, garlic or garlic powder, and chili powder. Other ingredients may also be included, such as rose flower powder, cumin, mint, laurel, cloves or turmeric. The word tabil means "seasoning" in Tunisian Arabic, and once referred to coriander by itself.[1][2]

The spice mixture is used, often in combination with harissa in a variety of dishes including meat or fish stews, and vegetable dishes.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ Marks, Gil (2010). Encyclopedia of Jewish Food. John Wiley and Sons. p. 572. ISBN 978-0-470-39130-3.
  2. ^ Wright, Clifford (8 May 2012). Mediterranean Vegetables: A Cook's Compendium of All the Vegetables from the World's Healthiest Cuisine, with More Than 200 Recipes. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 106. ISBN 978-1-55832-775-7. Retrieved 23 January 2024.
  3. ^ Green, Aliza (26 October 2015). The Magic of Spice Blends: A Guide to the Art, Science, and Lore of Combining Flavors. Quarry Books. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-62788-799-1. Retrieved 23 January 2024.
  4. ^ Cohen, Yaniv (13 August 2019). My Spiced Kitchen: A Middle Eastern Cookbook. Page Street Publishing. ISBN 978-1-62414-708-1. Retrieved 23 January 2024.