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Meal Type: Side Dish
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Cook Method: Stove
Cuisine: Ethiopian
     Serving Size: 20 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 20

Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Unsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A  0%Vitamin C  0%
Calcium  0%Iron  0%
Potassium  0%Vitamin E  0%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Berbere (Ethiopian Hot Pepper Seasoning)

Date Added: January 04, 2014


1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger (up to 3/4)
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon (or more, to taste)
1/2 Teaspoon Cardamom to taste
1/4 Teaspoon Allspice (opt.)
1/2 Teaspoon Cilantro scant
2 Tablespoons Salt to 1 ts
1/2 Teaspoon Fenugreek
1 1/4 Cups Cayenne Pepper (optional)
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 Cup Paprika divided
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cloves (optional)
1 Teaspoon Pepper to taste
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1. Here's the pepper seasoning used in Doro Wat.

2. I made the full amount and it makes a lot. I used whole spices, ground, then toasted.

3. This has a lot of potential as a basic seasoning.

4. I can easily see it being used in a curry or other kinds of stews.

5. In a heavy saucepan, toast the following ground spices together over a low heat for 4 to 5 minutes: ginger, cardamom, coriander, fenugreek, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and allspice.

6. Shake or stir to prevent burning. Add the salt, cayenne pepper, paprika and fresh ground black pepper and continue toasting and stirring for 10 to 15 more minutes.

7. Cool and store in tightly covered glass jar.

8. This will keep in the refrigerator for 5 or 6 months.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is low-sodium with 0mg per serving, low-fat with 0g per serving, low-saturated fat with 0g per serving, low-cholesterol with 0mg per serving and low-calorie with 0 per serving

Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Hot Pepper, Cilantro allergies.
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