Chilli spice paste


Preparation info
  • Makes about

    1 kg

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Tekebash & Saba: Recipes from the Horn of Africa

By Saba Alemayoh

Published 2023

  • About


  • 15 g (½ oz) ground ginger
  • 15 g (½


Using a dry non-stick frying pan over medium heat, roast all the dry ingredients except for the chilli powder and salt, until the aromas go out. This should take approximately 5 minutes. Tip them onto a plate and leave to cool down.

Once cooled, use a blender to grind the spices into a smooth, fine texture.

Transfer this mixture to a food processor, add the chilli powder and sal