Niter kibbeh

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Niter kibbeh
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Kitfo consists of minced raw beef, marinated in mitmita (a chili powder based spice blend) and niter kibbeh (a clarified butter infused with herbs and spices). Kitfo is often served alongside—sometimes mixed with—a mild cheese called ayibe or cooked greens known as gomen. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitfo
Alternative namesNiter qibe
TypeSeasoned, clarified butter
Region or stateEritrea and Ethiopia
Main ingredientsButter
Ingredients generally usedSpices

Niter kibbeh, or niter qibe (Ge'ez: ንጥር ቅቤ niṭer ḳibē), also called tesmi (in Tigrinya), is a seasoned, clarified butter used in Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine. Its preparation is similar to that of ghee, but niter kibbeh is simmered with spices such as "besobela" (known as Ethiopian sacred basil), koseret,[1][2] fenugreek, cumin, coriander, turmeric, Ethiopian cardamom (korarima),[3] cinnamon, or nutmeg before straining, imparting a distinct, spicy aroma. The version using vegetable oil instead of butter is called "yeqimem zeyet".[4]

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  1. ^ Milkias, Paulos (2011-05-18). Ethiopia. ABC-CLIO. p. 359. ISBN 9781598842586.
  2. ^ Sishu, riot; Yonathan, Mariamawit; Seyoum, Ameha; Asres, Kaleab (2005). "Radical Scavenging Activity of Volatile Oils of herbs Traditionally Used to Spice Cooking Butter in Ethiopia" (pdf). Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Journal. 23: 7–14. doi:10.4314/epj.v23i1.35086. ISSN 1029-5933. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  3. ^ "Authentic Niter Kibbeh (Ethiopian Spiced Clarified Butter)". The Daring Gourmet. 2018-04-15. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  4. ^ Berns, Kittee (2015). Teff Love: Adventures in Vegan Ethiopian Cooking. Summertown, TN: Book Publishing Company. pp. 10, 19, 25. ISBN 9781570673115. OCLC 957165155.

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