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Ethiopian Neter/Nitir Kibe/Kibeh


Ethiopian Seasoned Butter

Learn to Make Ethiopian's Main Ingredient for Most Foods - Two Methods

Measurements and Ingredients


1 pound unsalted butter

1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger

1 teaspoon whole allspice berries

1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

6 black cardamom pods, crushed lightly with a knife blade

2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

1 small yellow onion, chopped


Preparation Method


Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, swirling occasionally.

Stir in the ginger, allspice, fenugreek, oregano, turmeric, cardamom, garlic and onions and bring to a simmer.

Simmer until the butter is clear and the milk solids remain on the bottom of the pan, about 30 minutes.

Reduce the heat to low if the butter is boiling too quickly--if it burns it will taste bitter.


Alternative Method


Measurements and Ingredients


4 pounds of butter

1/4 cup of Beso Bela

1/4 cup of Koseret

1 teaspoon Korerima

1 teaspoon turmeric


Preparation Method


Melt butter with all ingredients at low heat for 2-3 hours. Strain the ingredients and let cool.