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

How to Make Berbere (Ethiopian Spice Mixture)


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

    Use in making Ethiopian dishes.

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Course/Dish: Other Sauces

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