How to make Berbere Spice at Home

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Sahiba Sharma
Sahiba is a long time food lover. She has a soft spot for cuisines in her heart. Although she loves to cook with her mother, she is also a nutritionist. This means that she knows the science behind the food; what is good and bad in each ingredient. With her experience in cooking and nutritional education, she is a great resource to tell us about food and recipes.

As we all know that Spices play an important role in the flavouring and essence of a dish. Today, we are going to discuss the benefits and procedure of making traditional Berbere spice at Home. This versatile Berbere spice is rich in copper, iron, and several other minerals.

You will easily get this Berbere seasoning online and in supermarkets also. But the essence and flavour of the handmade things is something which gives you complete satisfaction.

The best part about Berbere Spice recipe is you can make it easily at home without any hard efforts. One day while cleaning the cupboard, I saw a diary of my mother where an endless number of recipes were written. I have learned this recipe of Berbere spice from her diary.

This Berbere spice will add a Quirky twist in your dishes and make it appetizing. Let’s see how many ingredients are used to make this seasoning of Berbere at home.

Ingredients for Berbere Spice at Home

Ground dried New Mexico chillies1/2 Cup
Paprika1/4 Cup
Cayenne Pepper1 tbsp
Onion powder1 tsp
Ground ginger1 tsp
Cumin1 tsp
Ground coriander1 tsp
Ground cardamom1 tsp
Ground fenugreek1 tsp
Garlic powder1/2 tsp
Ground cinnamon1/2 tsp
Ground nutmeg1/4 tsp
Ground allspice1/2 tsp
Ground cloves1/2 tsp

These ingredients are easily available in your kitchen and if not then you can buy it from the nearest grocery store. Let’s see the estimated time to make Berbere Spice.

How much time it will take?

Prep timeTotal timeServings
5 minutes5 minutes48

Now, you will get an idea about the estimated time. So let’s move towards the final part that is the Recipe of Berbere spice.

Berbere Spice Recipe

Berbere Spice recipe
  1. Take a medium-sized bowl, add ground chilies, paprika, cayenne pepper in the bowl.
  2. After that, add onion powder, ginger, cumin, ground allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, fenugreek, coriander, ground cardamom, garlic powder, and cloves.
  3. Combine all the ingredients together and mix them gently.

Your Berbere Spice is now ready! Store the Berbere spice in an airtight container (glass container) and use it accordingly.

Nutritional Facts of Berbere Spice Recipe

If you want to know that this Berbere spice is healthy for you or not, this Nutritional Breakdown that will guide you accordingly.

Fat0.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Potassium20 mg
Carbohydrates0.6 g
Protein0.1 g
Sugar0 g
Calcium3 mg
Iron0 mg

How to Make Berbere Spice at Home|Video

Watching something live will create more impact and is easy to understand. So, I have added a video of the recipe of Berbere spice below.

Video by Kadirecipes

I hope this seasoning will add a quirky twist in your recipe and make sure to add this to your recipes. Do tell us about your experience in the comment section below and stay tuned for more recipes like these.

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