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Pilpelchuma Seasoning

Our award-winning Pilpelchuma Seasoning is a spicy mix of crushed chiles and garlic, handcrafted to recreate the intense flavors of the popular Libyan condiment. Pilpelchuma, which translates to “pepper garlic” in Hebrew, is common throughout Libya and Israel and is often compared to harissa.

  • 5 varieties of ground chiles blended with granulated garlic and other spices
  • Can be rehydrated with water to make a smooth, spicy chile paste
  • Rich, bold flavor and strong, spicy aroma
  • 2016 sofi Award Finalist
Manitou Trading Company
Price: $3.35
$1.76 / Ounce

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Suggested uses

  • Stir into tomato sauce and toss with pasta for an easy take on Fra Diavolo
  • Spread on salmon or pork chops before grilling
  • Toss with root vegetables before roasting
  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. Add to taste.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.


    Dried chiles, Garlic, Salt, Spices, Honey (Sugar, honey), Paprika, Cellulose, Citric acid.

    Pilpelchuma (the name means "pepper garlic" in Hebrew, and both are key ingredients of traditional Pilpelchuma) is an intensely flavored condiment prepared throughout the Tripolitan region of Libya and increasingly popular in areas of Israel where many Jewish Libyan ex-pats have settled. Often compared to harissa, Pilpelchuma (or sometimes "filfelchuma") is a coarse paste made from rehydrated chiles ground with raw garlic and toasted spices.
    Pilpelchuma has become popular across northern Africa and onto the Arabian peninsula. It is often used to provide heat and flavor in Shakshuka, an Israeli dish of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce.
    Our Pilpelchuma is a shelf-stable take on this classic seasoning. We make it from a blend of five chile powder varieties, granulated garlic and a custom blend of our own spices. It's a great choice to add a spicy touch to applications where a moist chile paste is impractical. It can also be rehydrated with a splash of warm water to recreate an authentically spicy chile paste.

    Classic recipe


    Shakshuka (an Israeli expression for "mixed up") is a classic Israeli dish with roots in the scarcity of the 1950s, when eggs were a much relied-on source of protein. The spicy Pilpelchuma chile-based sauce reflects the influence of many waves of African immigrants.