Recipe: Berberé – Hot East African Spice mix

Makes about 1/4 cup

Ingredients:

3 cloves
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp  fenugreek seeds
1 tsp cumin
1 Tbsp paprika
1/4 tsp peppercorns
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
5 whole allspice balls
1/4 tsp cardamom seeds (removed from pods)
1/8 cup chili powder

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  1. A friend of ours adopted a sweet young man from Ethiopia – boy does that boy go to town on anything cooked in or sprinkled with berbere!! Passing your recipe along to her as their stock brought over has run dry!

    • Sasha Martin says:

      That’s great, thank you! I hope the blend tastes half as good as what they brought home. Every home mixes theirs a little differently, so they should feel free to play with the proportions until they have something they like. I think the general rule of thumb is about half chili powder and half a combination of the other spices.

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