Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Posted for the Zaar World Tour-Africa! Tabil is said to have been brought to Tunisia in 1492. Tabil(pronounced table) means seasoning in Tunisian. In Africa, tabil is pounded in a mortar and then dried in the sun and is often used in cooking beef or veal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mortar, pound the garlic with the coriander, caraway, and cayenne until it is smooth. Store in the refrigerator or freezer. Keep in the refrigerator if using fresh garlic for up to two months or indefinitely if using powdered garlic, although the pungency will decline as time goes by.
  2. Makes about 1/4 cup.


Most Helpful

I used fresh garlic and slathered this mixture onto chicken breasts. Served with baked yams and tossed salad! I have tried tabil before, but only the dry spice version.

COOKGIRl February 16, 2007

I made this for the World Tour 2 and will return to leave a better review after I use it. It smells wonderful!

Susie D June 23, 2006

Fabulous spice mix. The flavor is nice and bright.

threeovens September 06, 2013

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