Khmeli Suneli is a traditional Georgian spice mix.

Georgia (the country not the US state) where Europe meets Asia use this mix in soups and meat stews giving a wonderful aroma and depth of flavour. There’s a myriad of versions but I rather like mine.

2 tablespoons dried marjoram
2 tablespoons dried dill
2 tablespoons dried thyme
2 tablespoons dried mint
2 tablespoons dried parsley
2 tablespoons ground coriander
1 tablespoons dried blue fenugreek leaves*
2 teaspoons dried ground marigold petals
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground fenugreek seeds
1 teaspoon celery seeds
2 crushed and ground dried bay leaves
Pinch ground saffron

Combine all of the above in a pestle and mortar or spice grinder. Store in an airtight jar.

*Blue fenugreek grows wild in the northern mountainous region of Georgia. If you cannot source it then use fenugreek (methi) leaves which is much easier to find.

Blue Fenugreek