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Kamounet (Kibbeh Spice)

Kamounet, or kibbeh spice, is used to season various types of kibbeh. Recipes vary from family to family, so feel free to adjust this one to your tastes - the only essential ingredient is cumin (kamoun in Arabic).
Course: Spices
Cuisine: Lebanese, Levantine, Middle Eastern
Keyword: cumin, kamouneh, kamounet, kibbe, kibbeh, kibbeh spice
Author: The Elegant Economist


  • Spice (or clean coffee) grinder or mortar and pestle


  • 4 Tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 4 dried roses
  • 1 Tbsp dried marjoram
  • 1 Tbsp dried spearmint
  • 1 Tbsp allspice berries


  • Grind all ingredients, store in a cool, dark place.


This recipe will make enough for 5-6 family sized batches of kibbeh.