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Ethiopian Spice Mix (Berbere)

André Baranowski

Berbere, whose name means hot in Amharic, is a chile-spice blend that's essential to many Ethiopian dishes, including Doro Wot and Misr Wot.

Ethiopian Spice Mix (Berbere)
Berbere, whose name means hot in Amharic, is a chile-spice blend that's essential to many Ethiopian dishes.
makes about 3/4 cup

Ingredients

2 tsp. coriander seeds
1 tsp. fenugreek seeds
12 tsp. black peppercorns
14 tsp. whole allspice
6 white cardamom pods
4 whole cloves
12 cup dried onion flakes
5 dried chiles de árbol, stemmed, seeded, and broken into small pieces
3 tbsp. paprika
2 tsp. kosher salt
12 tsp. ground nutmeg
12 tsp. ground ginger
12 tsp. ground cinnamon

Instructions

In a small skillet, combine coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, black peppercorns, allspice, cardamom pods, and cloves. Toast spices over medium heat, swirling skillet constantly, until fragrant, about 4 minutes.
Let cool slightly; transfer to a spice grinder along with onion flakes and grind until fine. Add chiles, and grind with the other spices until fine.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in paprika, salt, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

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