Spiced Ghee

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This spiced ghee is used in Ethiopian cooking and is called "Niter Kibbeh".


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10 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


  • 17 oz
    salted butter
  • 2 tsp
    fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp
  • ·
    pinch of cardamom seeds
  • 1/2
    cinnamon stick
  • ·
    pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 2
    whole cloves
  • 1/2 small
    brown onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1
    garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped

How to Make Spiced Ghee


  1. Melt the butter and heat it until it foams. Add the other ingredients.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for about 45 minutes. DO NOT STIR. This will separate out the milk solids, leaving a clear butter mix on top.
  3. Cool the mixture, strain through cheese cloth and discard the milk solids and spices. Store the spiced butter in a sealed jar and use as desired.

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About Spiced Ghee

Course/Dish: Seasoning Mixes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: African
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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