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Niter Kibbeh – Ethiopian Spiced Clarified Butter

Also known as Ethiopian spice clarified butter, Niteru Kive is a great alternative to regular butter. It has an unbelievably delicious taste that you will fall in love with!

Mason jar Etopian spice butter scoop

Why you like this recipe

This Niteru Kibbe recipe is very easy to prepare. All you need is a little time. It’s cooked over low heat, so you can pay attention to other things or raise your legs a little.

You can use Niteru Kibbe instead of butter in the recipe. Why settle for plain butter when you can spread this deliciousness to everything?

Niter kibbeh is made from Ethiopian herbs and spices, mainly plant seeds and roots. So it’s packed with fragrant, delicious and healthy nutrients and minerals!

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What is Niteru Kibbe?

Niteru Kibbe is a delicious spice butter that is an essential ingredient in many Ethiopian dishes. This delicacy is added to many of their dishes, for good reason. It has an unparalleled taste and is a bit like Indian ghee in texture.

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Niteru Kibbe is also a staple of Eritrean cuisine. Various spices are infused to add aroma and rich flavor. Also spelled “Niteru Kibbe”, this fragrant and spicy clarified butter will easily improve whatever is added.

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How to make Niteru Kibbé Ethiopian spice butter.

How to make this recipe

  1. Melt good quality butter over medium heat in a small pan or pan.
  2. Add the remaining material. Boil for 30 minutes at the lowest possible heat.
  3. Stir every few minutes.
  4. Sift using cheesecloth to remove solids. Store in a closed container.
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How to make Niteru Kibbe

Storage and reheating

A delicious ready-to-use Niteru Kibbe Sealable glass bottle One week at room temperature. You can also store it in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 months.

To keep it longer, you can freeze it. Put in a safe container and freezer in the freezer. It is well preserved for months.

To thaw, place in the refrigerator overnight or for several hours to thaw enough to scoop.

What can I eat with this recipe?

Niteru Kibbe is versatile and can be used in almost any dish. Use it instead of cooking oil to dramatically transform your diet into something special! I use this spice butter to make another must-see recipe, Ethiopian Beef Tib.

Stir in chicken, fish and vegetable dishes before grilling for the most delicious and crispy results. It’s a nice surprise to replace it with regular oil to make scrambled eggs.

I melted Niteru Kibbe in a bowl.

Tips for making this recipe

  • Butter in a heat-resistant bowl to prevent the butter from melting.
  • It is advisable to strain as many times as necessary to get without leaving clarified butter.
  • When the milk powder sinks to the bottom and the top becomes a clear liquid, the nitelkibbe becomes clear.
  • Ethiopian cooks usually boil butter and spices for up to an hour. The longer the butter and spices are simmered, the more flavor they will have.
  • Allow the Niteru Kibbe to cool to room temperature before refrigerating or freezing.

Recipe variation

  • Replace the butter with coconut oil or vegan butter (for the vegan option) to make a vegan niteru kibbe.
  • Before adding butter and simmering, roast the spices over medium to high heat until fragrant. This will make your Niteru Kibbe even more irresistible and flavorful!
  • Add black pepper, cumin seeds and other spices to customize to your liking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Nitel Kibbeh the same as Ghee?

Niteru Kibbe is not the same as Ghee. Ghee is clarified butter that is unflavored and unspiced. On the other hand, Niteru Kive, also known as Ethiopian regional cuisine, is a savory, spicy clarified butter. Ghee was born in India, but Niteru Kive is included in Ethiopian cuisine.

What can you do instead of Niteru Kibbe?

Niteru Kibbe has no exact alternative in terms of its taste, but ghee can be used instead. Ghee is also clarified butter, but it has no flavor. If you use ghee instead, you may need to add spices to your dish.

Where did Niteru Kibbe come from?

Knitter Kibbe is a popular seasoning found in Eritrean and Ethiopian cuisine. These countries in East Africa have invented and popularized this seasoning, which gives the dish a deep flavor. Clarified butter is cooked with a combination of certain spices that makes Ethiopian recipes very unique. Ethiopian restaurants have typical traditional Niteru Kibbé recipes, so they taste the same wherever you go.

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Mason jar Niteru Kibbe.

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Mason jar Niteru Kibbe.

Niteru Kibbe-Ethiopian spice butter

Niteru Kibbe (Ethiopian spiced butter) is a great alternative to regular butter. It has an unbelievably delicious taste that you will fall in love with!

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course: Seasonings and spices

cooking: Africa

Preparation time: 0 Minutes

Cooking time: 35 Minutes

total time: 35 Minutes

Serving: 32

calorie: 103kcal

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Instructions

  • Melt the butter over low heat.

  • Add the remaining material.

  • Boil on low heat for 30 minutes.

  • Stir every few minutes.

  • Sift using cheesecloth to remove solids.

  • Store in a closed container.

Note

This recipe makes 2 cups of clarified butter. One serving is equivalent to 1 tablespoon and contains 0 net carbohydrates per serving.

  • Butter in a heat-resistant bowl to prevent the butter from melting.
  • It is advisable to strain as many times as necessary to get without leaving clarified butter.
  • When the milk powder sinks to the bottom and the top becomes a clear liquid, the nitelkibbe becomes clear.
  • Ethiopian cooks usually boil butter and spices for up to an hour. The longer the butter and spices are simmered, the more flavor they will have.
  • Allow the Niteru Kibbe to cool to room temperature before refrigerating or freezing.

nutrition

calorie: 103kcal | carbohydrate: 0.3g | protein: 0.2g | thick: 12g | Saturated fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g | One unsaturated fat: 3g | Trans fat: 0.5g | cholesterol: 30mg | sodium: 38mg | potassium: 8mg | fiber: 0.1g | sugar: 0.02g | Vitamin A: 356IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | calcium: 6mg | iron: 0.1mg

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