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Wow! My husband and I both love hot food, but this was so hot that I could only eat a few bites...haha! My husband loved it, but even he had to add some yogurt to it to cool it down. We made it exactly as directed, except I didn't have any fenugreek. The flavors were good and I will probably make again but with a little less cayenne (probably 3-4 tbsp next time). I served mine over cooked millet and the husband ate it on a pita bread (we didn't have any injera around).

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Bugeah March 31, 2011

I made a quick version of this. Canned tomatoes with chiles, garlic and ginger paste, and berbere I bought from a fantastic little Ethiopian restaurant. Very tasty over basmati.

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VeganDave December 23, 2009

YUM! My mom always made this dish at home (Yemen) and so was overjoyed to find the ingredients for the berbere pepper. We always had this dish with chicken and with some boiled eggs thrown in and so I made this with one whole chicken and 3 boiled eggs added in at the end. Lovely!

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Ymn's girl April 14, 2008

First time making anything Ethiopian. Also first time with fenugreek & cardamom. Both dh & I liked this. I admit, I was timid & only used 2 tablespoons cayenne. Should have used more. So a few days later, I added more cayenne to the rest of the berbere pepper mix and put it on some chicken I was grilling. We both liked it a lot. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I'm going to keep the berbere on-hand.

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Feej December 20, 2007

Delicious! By mistake had to use ground beef instead but it worked. I'll definitely use this again. Thanks!

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Woowoose October 07, 2007

Wow!! What complex flavours are happening here! I left this to simmer for an hour and served with Ugali (Ugali). A highly satisfying meal. I prepared the berbere pepper according to the recipe except for cutting the cayenne down to 3 tbsp. I'm happy with the results - used the amount called for and found the dish to be just at the edge where I like spiciness, but it was too much for DH who isn't into spicy the way I am. Thanks for posting this great dish!

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woodland hues October 29, 2006

This recipe is awesome! Very easy to make and very tender and flavorful. It is certainly spicy, but if you like a lot of complex flavors, you'll love this one. I would definitely make it again!

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Wheatonchef September 02, 2006

Hrm, the spicyness was a little high for everyone and I reduced it to only 3 tsp too. SInce I love spicy food, I thought it was great and I will make it again sometime. I couldn't find any fenugreek and I ran out of cloves, but it still came out pretty good I thought. Thanks!

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hippeastrum April 02, 2006

This was very good! I used some niter kebbeh instead of the vegetable oil and I had my own berbere on hand which I used. It thickens up quite nicely and works well with injera. I will definitely make it again!

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Rhubarbarella March 20, 2006
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