Berbere (Ethiopian Spice Mixture)

Berbere (ethiopian Spice Mixture) Recipe

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Marsha Gardner


This is a blend of spices that is used in Ethiopian Cooking. If you are going to make a few dishes it is worth making your own Berbere. Other wise you may purchase in an international market or specialty store.

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1/2 tsp
cumin, ground
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
4 Tbsp
hot pepper flakes
2 Tbsp
1 tsp
ginger powder
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
3/4 tsp
cardamom seeds
1/4 tsp
ground allspice
1/4 tsp
cloves, ground
1 tsp
coriander seed
1/2 tsp
cinnamon, ground


1Mix all herbs and spices together and store in an airtight container.

Use in making Ethiopian dishes.

About Berbere (Ethiopian Spice Mixture)

Course/Dish: Other Sauces