Ethiopian Niter Kibbeh (Spiced Ghee)

Ethiopian Niter Kibbeh (Spiced Ghee)

Ethiopian Niter Kibbeh (Spiced Ghee)


1 cup of sweet, unsalted or raw clarified butter (olive oil to make it vegan)
1 tablespoon of dry Koseret leaves
1 teaspoon of Manteria


  1. Melt butter over low heat in a small saucepan until it begins to foam. If you are using oil, bring to a simmer with only a few bubbles coming up.
  2. Add in the Kosseret and stir gently, then add in the Manteria. 
  3. Cook for 20 minutes over very low heat, stirring frequently so as not to burn the butter.
  4. Remove from heat and cover; let stand for 1 hour. 
  5. Strain with a cheesecloth or fine strainer, and use as desired! 

This recipe yields 1 cup of Niter Kibbeh | Cooking Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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