Ethiopian Berbere


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Berbere is a bold and earthy rich red Ethiopian stew named for the classic spice blend bearing its name. Sweet and pungent with a hum of peppery heat, Berbere can be made with meat, poultry or vegetables. Like anything drawing on intense spice profiles, cooking this low and slow will reward diners with a definitive Horn of Africa taste experience and mopping it and its juices with injera bread is a true culinary experience you can create at home.
Each packet has a recipe on the back of the packet or you can choose one of our other favourites listed below!
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Servings: 8
Packet wt: 30g

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Iconic dishes you will love to create with this spice blend:

Ethiopian Chicken BerbereA traditional Doro Wat – Ethiopia’s national dish meaning ‘chicken curry’
Ethiopian Beef and Vegetable TagineA spin on the traditional Bere Wat (beef curry) combining it with tender vegetables cooked low and slow
Ethiopian Red LentilsA hearty take on the traditional Misir Wat (red lentil curry)
Ethiopian BBQ fish with tomato salsa – Crispy spiced bbq snapper fillet served with piquant tomato salsa and  minced greens

Culinary notes:

Vibrantly red in colour, Ethiopian Berbere is a staple blend of the cuisine, providing a backbone of flavour to many regional dishes with its delicate yet powerful combination of fenugreek, ginger and garlic, cinnamon and a piquant hit of chilli powder. The name ‘Berbere’ derives from the Ethiopian word Barbare meaning ‘hot’ which originally stems from the Ancient Ethiopian word for pepper ‘papare’. Use to make Ethiopia’s national dish ‘Wat’ (curry) or add a sprinkling to meat, vegetables or grains to add a fiery hit and warm red hue. To learn more about the history and influences of this ancient blend, visit our Ethiopia page


paprika sweet, bell pepper, sea salt (4g), cayenne, cloves, cumin, pepper, garlic, cardamom, turmeric, ginger, fenugreek, coriander, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg.
Allergen advice: Packed in a facility that processes tree nuts and sesame seeds.
We are 100% Australian, and we create this delicious pure spice blend here in Australia from at least 16% Australian ingredients.

Health benefits:

All of our blends are full of spices that are beneficial to your health.
They are preservative-free, additive-free, filler-free, sugar-free and contain low or zero salt.
The intense flavour from our spice blends means a little goes a long way.
Our Berbere Blend is packed with Ginger for aiding in digestion, Garlic and Pepper for immune boosting, and Turmeric for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Other names or spelling:

Other names or spelling: Barbare, Wat, Ethiopian Spice Blend, Ethiopian Curry

Is Berbere spicy?
The combination of peppers in Berbere makes it a traditionally hot blend, we dialled down the heat to medium to make it more family-friendly.
Can I make this dish milder?
Although Berbere is hot, you can tone it down slightly by either adding a little less than the recipe says or countering it with extra yoghurt or coconut milk, stock, or lemon juice.
What can I serve with Berbere?
We love it served alongside our Ethiopian Minced Greens (steps on how to make at the bottom of each recipe page) and some fluffy rice, or you could go the traditional route and eat it with some fluffy Injera


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