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Ethiopian Clarified Butter Recipe the Easy Way

Ethiopian Clarified Butter Recipe the Easy Way

Ethiopian Clarified Butter Recipe the Easy Way

Niter Kibbeh is a traditional Ethiopian butter preparation of spiced clarified butter.
Niter Kibbeh is a traditional Ethiopian butter preparation of spiced clarified butter.

Niter Kibbeh is a clarified butter without any solid milk particles or water. Niter Kibbeh is used in daily cooking throughout Ethiopia, South Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Libya, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Total time: 15 min
Yield about 1 ½ cups

Super Simple Ethiopian Butter Recipe

Ingredients
2 cups unsalted butter
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon ground fenugreek
¾ teaspoon salt or to taste
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Directions
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to boil, stirring constantly.

Reduce heat to low and simmer 6-7 minutes with spices. Remove from the heat and skim the solids from the butter.

When a second foam forms on top of butter, and the butter turns golden brown the Niter Kibbeh is ready. Strain the Niter Kibbeh using cheesecloth and store it in an airtight container.



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