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Berbere is a mix of spices used in Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine. It consists of a fiery mix of chili and several aromatic spices.




  1. Roast everything except the pepper, chili and salt, in a heavy saucepan or cast-iron frying pan for about 5 minutes on a low heat.
  2. Stir in the pepper, chili and salt, and keep stirring for another 10 minutes.
  3. Store in a glass jar, away from sunlight.