Berbere Spice Blend

A traditional, fiery Ethiopian spice blend to add heat and depth to stews.

Easy recipeEasy Gluten free Wheat free Reduced sugar, diabetic friendly
Add to favourites

Click on a star to rate this recipe!

Average rating 5 / 5. Vote count: 2

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this recipe.

Share your creations with us by using #veganrecipeclub and tagging @veganrecipeclub

Preparation time

10 min

Cook time

5 min

Total time

15

Cuisine

African

Servings

15

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 whole allspice berries
  • Seeds of 4 green cardamom pods, shells removed
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 tsp dried bird’s eye chillies or 2 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric

Instructions

  1. In a medium frying pan, heat (without oil) the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, black peppercorns, allspice berries, cardamom pods, cloves and dried bird’s eye chillies until fragrant (don’t let them burn!).
  2. Blend them to a powder using the milling blade on a blender or a spice grinder.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend again until combined.
  4. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Did you know that Vegan Recipe Club is run by a charity?

We create vital resources to help educate everyone – vegan veterans, novices and the v-curious alike – about vegan food, health and nutrition; as well as the plight of farmed animals and the devastating environmental impact of farming.

Through this work we have helped thousands of people discover veganism; but we want to reach millions more! We rely entirely on donations as we don’t get any government funding. If you already support us, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you are really making a difference! Please share our details with your friends and loved ones too, as every donation enables us to keep fighting for change.

Related recipes

Golden ‘Chicken’ & Leek Pies

Add to favourites
These pies are mmmnn delicious! You can choose whether to make 1 large pie, 6 medium-sized (using pie cases or ramekins) or 12 little pies (using a muffin tin).

Deep South Pasta Casserole

Add to favourites
For this recipe, no pasta pre-cooking is required — just throw everything into the casserole dish! I don’t like doing extra dishes, so I love a recipe that keeps things…

Cinnamon S’mores French Toast Roll-ups

Add to favourites
Having lived in “country” places for most of my youth, bonfires were a consistent presence in many of my favourite memories. When I found out marshmallows weren’t vegan, I was…

Almond & Pistachio Sponge

Add to favourites
A lovely warming sponge cake packed full of heart-healthy nuts and topped with fragrant dried rose petals and a sweet citrus glaze.