Berbere, Ethiopian Spice Mix


he preparation of this mix was wonderful as the scent of the roasted spices was extremely fragrant! The suggested quantity is perfect, as we all prefer fresh roasted flavorful spices. I simply pulverized the spices with a mortar, that’s simply and easy.
This mix is delicious over potatoes, as addition to spreads (as baba ganoush) and I imagine that this would be great rub for chicken as well.
I had fun in preparing the spice for my photo; I used a wooden zebra as we can find this animal in this Country.


  • 2 tsp whole cumin seeds, roasted
  • 4 whole cloves, roasted
  • 3/4 tsp black cardamom seeds, roasted
  • 1/2 tsp whole black peppercorns, roasted
  • 2 pinch whole allspice, roasted
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds, roasted
  • 1/2 tsp whole coriander seeds, roasted
  • 3 small dried red chilies, roasted
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger,  I used ground dried ginger
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves

Source and recipe description: By Annacia


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