Mitmita

Mitmita (Amharic: ሚጥሚጣ, IPA: [mitʼmitʼa]) is a powdered seasoning mix used in Ethiopia. It is orange-red in color and contains ground African bird's eye chili peppers, Ethiopian cardamom (korerima), cloves, and salt.[1] It occasionally has other spices including cinnamon, cumin, and ginger.

Mitmita
Mitmita being made in mortar and pestle.jpg
Mitmita being made in a mortar and pestle
TypeSpices
Place of originEthiopia
Main ingredientsPiri piri, Ethiopian cardamom, cloves, salt

The mixture is used to season the raw beef dish kitfo and may also be sprinkled on ful medames (fava beans). In addition, mitmita may be presented as a condiment and sprinkled on other delicacies or spooned onto a piece of injera, so that morsels may be lightly dipped into it.

See alsoEdit

  • Berbere, another Ethiopian spice mixture

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mesfin, D.J. Exotic Ethiopian Cooking (2006): 20. Falls Church, VA: Ethiopian Cookbooks Enterprises