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Ethiopian Berebere Spice

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This exotic spice mixture is an essential part of Ethiopian cooking. You can also puree half of the mixture to achieve a different taste and texture.
1 ½ - 2 cups
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 4 whole cloves
  • ¾ teaspoon cardamom seeds
  • ½ teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • ¼ teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • ½ teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 8-10 small dried red chiles, de-stemmed
  • 3 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger root or 1 teaspoon dried
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Recommended Materials: Mortar and pestle or spice/coffee grinder

  1. In a small sauté pan over medium heat toast the cumin, cloves, cardamom, peppercorns, allspice, fenugreek and coriander, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let cool 5 minutes.
  2. Using a mortar and pestle or spice grinder, finely grind together the toasted spices and the chiles. Transfer to a small bowl and mix in the remaining ingredients.
  3. Serve immediately with all your favorite Ethiopian recipes or store refrigerated in an air-tight container. Enjoy!