Berbere (Red Pepper Spice Mixture)

Mikekey *


This uses dry spices, whereas the "real deal" is made by drying, roasting, pounding and grinding. For the ground chili, use dried (preferably a hotter one). It is used in many dishes. Try it on oven baked potato wedges, or sprinkled on seafood, or add it to your favorite chili recipe. Add oil to this to make a paste.


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20 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 2 c
    dried chili peppers, stemmed and ground
  • 5 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground ginger
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground cloves
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 tsp
    ground fenugreek
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp
    ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper

How to Make Berbere (Red Pepper Spice Mixture)


  1. Combine all ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Store mixture in an airtight container.

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About Berbere (Red Pepper Spice Mixture)

Course/Dish: Seasoning Mixes
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: African
Hashtag: #Ethiopia

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