Niter Kibbeh -or- Spiced Ghee

Ethiopian cuisine is wonderful. I started learning to prepare it when I moved back to Virginia and no longer had Ethiopian restaurants nearby. It has incredible richness and depth of flavor, especially in its wide variety of vegetable dishes. Those dishes are must-haves in the repertoire of any vegetarians or vegans.

The foundation of many Ethiopian preparations is the spiced clarified butter called niter…