Spiced butter


Preparation info
  • Makes about

    3 cups

    • Difficulty


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

By Saba Alemayoh

Published 2023

  • About

Spiced butter is used predominantly when cooking meat dishes and can be made using margarine if you are vegan.


  • 2 teaspoons fenugreek seeds
  • 2 teaspoons cardamom seeds
  • 700


In a dry frying pan over medium heat toast the fenugreek seeds until they are a light brown colour.

Grind the fenugreek and cardamom seeds in a blender for a few seconds, until coarsely ground.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over the lowest heat.

Add all the ingredients to the pot and stir for 15–20 minutes until the onion and garlic become brown.

Remove from the