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Berbere Spice

Homemade Berbere Spice Seasoning Blend-  Ethiopian Berbere Spice made with cardamom, fenugreek, cumin,  ginger, chills, paprika and  more. A building block in Ethiopian Cooking.
Course Condiment
Cuisine African
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 3 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 1- tablespoon ground ginger spice
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated garlic spice
  • 1 Tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon spice
  • ½ Tablespoon ground nutmeg spice
  • ½ Tablespoon Fenugreek
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoons cardamon spice
  • 1 Tablespoon or more Hot pepper Chili, cayenne pepper Adjust to suit taste buds


  • If using whole grain, lightly toast, on low heat, in a fry pan, for a couple of minutes, before grinding. Cook just until the spices smell nice and toasty. Then grind in a coffee grinder.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, or Jar and stir so that all the ingredients have been fully combined