Ethiopian Spiced Clarified Butter (Niter Kibbeh)

Last week, I explored the key spices in Ethiopian cooking by making homemade berbere. Today, I’m focusing on another staple: spiced clarified butter, called niter kibbeh. This is easy to make and really gives your food an Ethiopian taste.

DIY Berbere Spice Mix (Ethiopia)

Here’s announcing…Ethiopia month! To celebrate the Ethiopian New Year, I’ll be featuring one of my favorite cuisines for an entire month, making some of my favorite vegetarian dishes and sharing some facts about Ethiopia. If you’re Ethiopian, it’s almost the year 2012. That’s one of the first interesting facts about Ethiopia- they have their own…

Homemade Stoney Tangawizi (Ginger Beer)

Update: I’ve been informed that it’s possible for a glass bottle to explode when brewing fermented beverages such as this. I strongly recommend following the directions as written, using a plastic bottle, opening it frequently to let out the carbon dioxide, and monitoring the amount of fizz – warmer temperatures can lead to quicker fermentation….