Berbere

Summary

Yield
Tbsp
Sourcewww.daringgourment.com
Prep time5 minutes
Cooking time
Total time5 minutes

Description

Berbere is a spice mix hailing from Ethiopia and Eritrea.  Individuals may have their own variations of this spice blend.  This spice blend is full of flavor and heat.  It’s great as a rub for meat and fish, or as a seasoning for stews, soups, grains, and vegetables.

Ingredients

2 teaspoons
coriander seeds
1 teaspoon
cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon
fenugreek seeds
1 teaspoon
peppercorns, black
2  
allspice berries (whole)
4  
cardamom pods, green (seeds of)
4  
cloves (whole)
5  
pepper, chili de arbol (seeded and broken into pieces (keep more seeds for more heat))
3 tablespoons
paprika, sweet
1 teaspoon
salt
1/4 teaspoon
nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon
ginger, ground
1/4 teaspoon
cinnamon, ground
1 teaspoon
turmeric, ground

Instructions

Over high heat in a heavy skillet, toast the whole spices (coriander through cloves) and chilies, stirring frequently to avoid burning, for about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool.  Grind the toasted spices in a spice or coffee grinder, add the remaining spices, and grind until combined. Store in an airtight container.