Khmeli suneli (Georgian: ხმელი სუნელი, literally "dried spices") is a traditional Georgian spice mix.[1] It is popular in Georgia and the entire Caucasus region.

Among the herbs and spices used in khmeli suneli are: coriander, dill, basil, bay leaf, marjoram, blue fenugreek, parsley, safflower or saffron, black pepper, celery, thyme, hyssop, mint, and hot pepper.

This mixture is an ingredient of traditional Georgian dishes and sauces, such as kharcho,[2] satsivi and ajika.


  1. ^ The Silk Road Gourmet: Western and Southern Asia, Laura Kelley, p. 59
  2. ^ Aliza Green. Khmeli-Suneli. Chowhound, 2012