In Tunisian Arabic, tabil means coriander, so it’s no surprise the pungent, slightly peppery seed is the dominant ingredient in this spicy mix. If you prefer a milder flavor, use less red pepper flakes.
- 1/4 cup coriander seeds
- 2 Tbs. cumin seeds
- 1 Tbs. caraway seeds
- 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
1. Place coriander, cumin, caraway, and red pepper flakes in small skillet. Toast spices 3 minutes over medium-low heat, or until darkened and fragrant, swirling pan constantly. Transfer to bowl, and stir in garlic powder. Cool.
2. Finely grind spice mixture in spice grinder, coffee grinder, or mortar and pestle. Store in airtight container.