Contains 100% organic herbs & spices: Paprika, Cumin Seeds, Sea salt *, Fenugreek Seed, Green Cardamom Pods, Black Peppercorn, Thyme, Ginger Powder, Birds Eye Chilli Peppers, Coriander Seeds, Cloves, Turmeric Powder, Cinnamon Quills, Allspice.
* Non organic ingredient
Description and Use: There is no definitive recipe for this Ethiopian blend but all variants combine the distinctive heat of chillies and peppercorns with sweeter spices such as cloves, cinnamon and allspice. This is a versatile blend that can be used dry as a rub for chicken and other meat before grilling or barbequing, or combined with onions, garlic and oil to be used like curry paste as the basis for a spicy sauce.
Our blend is a mixture of fourteen spices made from toasted, whole organic spices such as cumin, allspice, peppercorns and coriander combined with organic birds eye chillies, and ground organic spices including paprika, ginger and turmeric for flavour and colour. The result is a a satisfyingly warm blend that brings a curry-like (but not fiery) heat to you cooking. Berbere spice blend is the basis for the Ethiopian dish “doro wat”, a hearty chicken stew. Add a couple of teaspoons of the blend to your own chicken stew or casserole after browning chicken, onions and garlic, and before you add either stock or red wine to the pot.
All Pinch spice blends are hand blended in small batches in our own kitchen.