Berbere Recipe

Berbere is a unique Ethiopian spice blend that has been used for centuries to add intense flavor and fiery heat to any dish you can think of. It is an essential ingredient in many Ethiopian dishes, and its unique flavor makes it a staple of Ethiopian cuisine.

Moreover, Berbere is also believed to have several health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory and immunity-boosting properties.

Berbere Recipe

Recipe by theethiopianfoodCourse: Base Ingredient, SeasoningCuisine: EthiopianDifficulty: Intermediate

Berbere is an essential part of Ethiopian cuisine. Many popular dishes such as Doro Wot, require this spice. However, if you have found it difficult to find berbere in your local grocery or supermarket, you can make your own right in your own kitchen.


  • 1 cup of powdered red chili pepper

  • ½ cup of paprika

  • 1 tbsp dehydrated, ground onion

  • ½ tbsp dehydrated, ground garlic

  • 1 tbsp cardamom powder

  • ¼ tbsp cinnamon powder

  • ¼ tbsp clove powder

  • 1 tbsp coriander powder

  • 1 tbsp fenugreek powder

  • 1 tbsp ginger powder

  • 1 tbsp salt


  • Mix all of the ingredients well in a bowl.


  • You can buy the spices (cardamom, fenugreek, etc.) or prepare them yourself by grinding them well using an electric coffee grinder, or a mortar & pestle.
  • You can safely keep Berbere for 3 months in the fridge in an airtight container.

Ingredients And Equipment

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