I really want to give this 4 1/2 stars. I thought the spices were perfect, I did add a tsp of salt to give the flavors some more oomph. I will definitely make this again, it goes very well with the Lentils of Doom and Cabbage of Ostracism. Thank you for a wonderful meal!
Great flavor, though did cut down the cardamom to 1/4 tsp and used 1/4 tsp salt.
I thought this just had too much spice...it smelled great, but it tasted very dry and over-spiced. If all those flavors are neccesary (and I'm not certain they are) then they should be reduced to a sprinkle of each...a half teaspoon of cardamom...is A LOT. The one thing this was missing...was salt.
I thought this dish had a very authentic taste to it. I think i'll experiment with the other ethiopian dishes you refer to.