Berbere

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photo by Susiecat too
Ready In:
7mins
Ingredients:
14
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a small frying pan, on medium-low heat, toast the cumin, whole cloves, cardamom, peppercorns, allspice, fenugreek, and coriander for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and cool for 5 minutes.
  • Discard the stems from the chiles.
  • In a spice grinder or with a morter and pestle, finely grind together the toasted spices and the chiles.
  • Mix in the remaining ingredients.
  • Store Berebere refrigerated in a well-sealed jar or a tightly closed plastic bag.

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Reviews

  1. Maito
    Worked perfectly to add a little spice to Recipe #310482.
     
  2. Jmommy209
    I made this to make Lentils of Doom (Zaar recipe 13953) and was quite pleased with the flavor. I did make a couple of substitutions based on what I had on hand (some ground spices, mustard seed instead of fenugreek - which I'll pick up next time I'm at Whole Foods - and I cut the chilies down to 6, so my 3 year old son could try it.) I'm glad I cut the peppers down, because it would have been too spicy for my white girl tongue otherwise. Thank you for a new pantry staple!
     
  3. Elena Perez
    Delicious! Perfect for recreating the spicy red lentils served at an Ethiopian restaurant.
     
  4. Susiecat too
    This was wonderfully fragrant and aromatic, and lovely mixed into recipe #235939. Thanks, Zusie-Q. Made for ZWT4.
     
  5. Mielikki
    This is a good spice mix to have on hand. I mixed up a batch to make the Yetakelt W'et and I am looking forward to using it in Yemiser W'et and other recipes.
     
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  1. Jmommy209
    I made this to make Lentils of Doom (Zaar recipe 13953) and was quite pleased with the flavor. I did make a couple of substitutions based on what I had on hand (some ground spices, mustard seed instead of fenugreek - which I'll pick up next time I'm at Whole Foods - and I cut the chilies down to 6, so my 3 year old son could try it.) I'm glad I cut the peppers down, because it would have been too spicy for my white girl tongue otherwise. Thank you for a new pantry staple!
     

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