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Berbere Spice Mix

Berbere spice mix is an aromatic blend of Ethiopian spices with warm flavors. It's simple to make and tastes amazing on chicken or fish.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Spice Blend
Cuisine: Ethiopian
Servings: 16
Author: Kevin


If Using All Ground Spices

If Using Whole and Ground Spices


  • If using all ground spices, whisk together to combine.
  • If using whole spices along with ground, powdered:
  • In a small skillet dry toast over medium heat the fenugreek, coriander, cumin seeds with the cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, peppercorns, allspice and cloves for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Let toasted spices cool and transfer to spice grinder along with remaining ground spices (cayenne, paprika, garlic, ginger and turmeric powders). Grind until a fine powder.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.


Makes 1/3 cup total.


Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 583IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg