Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Berbere (Ethiopian Spice)

Rated as 4.89 out of 5 Stars

"For those of you who have difficulty locating berbere in your local grocery store, this recipe is a good substitute that is easy to make. Note that it is quite spicy, so use to taste. This spice combination is used in many Ethiopian dishes including doro wat, an Ethiopian chicken dish."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


10 m servings 25
Original recipe yields 24 servings


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Mix chili powder, paprika, salt, fenugreek, ginger, onion powder, coriander, cardamom, garlic powder, cloves, and cinnamon together in a bowl.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Berbere should keep in the refrigerator for about 3 months if kept in an airtight container.
  • Finely grind any spices (cloves, fenugreek, etc.) using a mortar and pestle or electric coffee grinder.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 25 calories; 1.2 4.6 1.1 0 345 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 6
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

Very very good. Thank you so much for posting!

Thank you sharing. Great recipe. thank you for the Berbere. It was perfect.

Love the recipe. If you just looking for trying Berber the go to and get authentic Berbere and other spices


OK so I used chile powder (cayenne) instead of chili powder. My mistake but wish the recipe had made that a little clearer.