Every plate achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance of sweet, salty, and sour — even dessert.
Berbere, a combination of powdered chili pepper and other spices (somewhat analogous to Southwestern American chili powder), is an important ingredient used in many dishes. Also essential is niter kibbeh, a clarified butter infused with ginger, garlic, and several spices.
Mitmita is a powdered seasoning mix used in Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine. It is orange-red in color and contains ground birdseye chili peppers (piri piri), cardamom seed, cloves and salt. It occasionally has other spices including cinnamon, cuminand ginger.
A feast of meat and vegetable tibs and wots served atop injera bread with rolls of injera for grabbing morsels of food.