Tag Archives: Ethiopia

Berbere Spice Blend


This spice blend has not to be missed! Roasting the spices (only the seed) in advance makes them more fragrant and this mixture makes then your dishes wonderful!
I will use this for many dishes, not only for the Ethiopian ones!


  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 cup ground dried new mexico chiles
  • 1/4 cup sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp smokey cumin seeds (or ground)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 whole allspice berries
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns

Source and recipe description:  https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/sauce-spread/seasoning-mix/berbere-spice-mix.html  By Baby Kato @BabyKato


Ethiopian Beet and Potato Salad


Beets are one of our favorite summer salad! For this recipe I reduced the potatoes to only one small one (about 150 g) as we were only 3 persons. The mustard seeds make this dish special and I loved the lemon (instead of vinegar) for this recipe.
I did not dice the onions, I simply sliced them and I placed them about 1 hr in cold water to make them milder (I knew mines were to strong).
I topped them with parsley to serve.

  • 150 g yellow potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 500 g red beets
  • 1/4 c fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp peanut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1/2 medium onion (yellow or red), sliced and placed in cold water to make it milder
  • 1 jalapeño chile, seeded and finely diced (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp yellow mustard seeds (mustard preparation with whole seed would work as well)
  • 1 pinch fenugreek powder (optional)
  • chopped parsley to serve

Source: https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/side/potatoes/ethiopian-beet-potato-salad By  Lori Loucas @jostlori




Chicken Stew – Ethiopian Style

This recipes is very similar to a curry and the rich sauce comes perfect with the Ethiopian bread Injera. I’ve prepared the Berebere  spice mix in advance and I discovered how delicious its this with chicken! For serving I’ve topped the dish with some fresh chives and a pinch Berbere spice mix.



  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp ghee
  • 2 medium yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp  cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp berbere (or to your liking)
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 c water
  • ground black pepper


Source and recipe description:  https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/main-course/chicken/chicken-stew-ethiopian-style.html?r=12%F0%9F%98%98  By Daily Inspiration S @DailyInspiration