Berbere Spice Blend
Berbere is the quintessential spice blend of Ethiopian cuisine, lending a rustic, bold flavor to traditional dishes and grilled meats. We’ve combined a unique blend of herbs and spices, including ajowan seed, fenugreek, cardamom, and cloves, to create our Ethiopian Berbere Spice.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Spices (including coriander, fennel, fenugreek, ajowan), paprika, salt, citric acid.
Berbere is a mix of spices essential to many Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes, including the classic spiced stews, collectively known as "wat."
Berbere, which means "hot" in Amharic, is characterized first by its fiery heat, from a blend of ground chile peppers and peppercorns. The heat is cut with sweet spices including ginger, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. This multifaceted blend also includes Hungarian paprika, coriander, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, ajowan seed, mace and cardamom. As with many traditional spice blends, Berbere differs from region to region and can be used to season anything from vegetables to meats and stews.
Ethipoian doro wat is chicken stew and the primary flavor is berbere. And our Ethiopian Berbere Spice makes this dish incredible. We bring warm, complex spices like cinnamon, allspice, fennel and ginger along with some heat from chiles and exotic cardamom and ajowan.