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Ethiopian Berbere Spice Blend

Ethiopian Berbere is a staple of Ethiopian cuisine. This is the absolute best homemade Berbere recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Ethiopian
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 10kcal



  • In a dry skillet, combine chillies, allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander seed, fenugreek seeds and peppercorns.
  • Roast on a medium flame for a few minutes until fragrant.
  • Transfer to a coffee/spice grinder.
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes.
  • Grind to a fine powder.
  • Add ginger, nutmeg, paprika and salt.
  • Grind again until thoroughly combined.


Yield: approximately 1/2 cup


Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 688IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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