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Berbere Spice Mix

A wonderfully fragrant Ethiopian and Eritrean spice mix that is commonly used in East African dishes. Berbere Spice Mix is a wonderful addition to any lentil, bean, chicken or meaty stew recipes! Whilst you can buy it in many larger supermarkets or international food shops, you can make your own with spices that you're likely to have in your spice cupboard!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Pantry Ingredients
Cuisine East African, Eritrean, Ethiopian
Servings 50 g


  • Pestle & Mortar or Spice Mill


  • 10 cloves
  • 10 cardamom pods seeds only
  • 2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp allspice


  • Open the cardamom pods and take the seeds out. Place them into a pestle and mortar or a spice mill alongside cloves and fenugreek seeds and blend/ crush to a powder.
  • Place the powder in a bowl. Add the rest of the spices and mix well.
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