Niter Kibe ንጥር ቅቤ
Niter kibbeh, or niter qibe (Ge'ez: ንጥር ቅቤ niṭer ḳibē), also called tesmi (in Tigrinya), is a seasoned, clarified butter used in Eritrean and Ethiopian 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, fenugreek, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, or nutmeg before straining, imparting a distinct, spicy aroma. The version using vegetable oil instead of butter is called "yeqimem zeyet".
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