Afrenje (Ethiopian Chili Pepper Spice Blend) Recipe

Afrenje is a great substitute for some of Ethiopia’s well known spicy spice blends such as Berbere and Mitmita, especially for people with more delicate palates. With Afrenje, anyone can savor traditional Ethiopian flavors without having to tolerate too much heat.

Afrenje tastes fantastic with recipes that have grilled or raw meat.

Ingredients Required to Make Afrenje

  • 165 grams of Chili Pepper Seeds
  • 30 grams of Korerima (Ethiopian Cardamom)
  • 20 grams of Netch Azmud (Ethiopian Wild Caraway Seeds)
  • 50 grams of Salt
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How to Make Afrenje (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

  1. Get your chili pepper seeds and wash them in cold water, and dry them.
  2. When the seeds are completely dry, mix them with the KorrorimaNetch Azmud, and salt.
  3. Use a suitable grinder to grind the mixture, then sieve the mix for consistency.
  4. Finally, get a clean spice bottle to place your Afrenje spice blend to store for long term use.

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Afrenje Recipe

Afrenje (Ethiopian Chili Pepper Spice Blend) Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Sara Seife Course: Condiment, Spice BlendCuisine: EthiopianDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

0

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Afrenje is a great substitute for some of Ethiopia’s well known spicy spice blends such as Berbere and Mitmita, especially for people with more delicate palates. With Afrenje, anyone can savor traditional Ethiopian flavors without having to tolerate too much heat. Afrenje tastes fantastic with recipes that have grilled or raw meat.

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  • Get your chili pepper seeds and wash them in cold water, and dry them.
  • When the seeds are completely dry, mix them with the Korrorima, Netch Azmud, and salt.
  • Use a suitable grinder to grind the mixture, then sieve the mix for consistency.
  • Finally, get a clean spice bottle to place your Afrenje spice blend to store for long term use.

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Sara Seife
Sara Seife

Sara is a blogger, nutritionist, and recipe engineer who loves to create and share Ethiopian food recipes and guides. She is the Chief Editor of The Ethiopian Food, an online platform that aims to help people all over the world learn about and enjoy Ethiopian cuisine. Sara is passionate about sharing her love of Ethiopian food and culture with others, and she hopes that her recipes and guides will help people to create delicious and authentic Ethiopian meals at home.

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