Pictured is our cook Meza holding korerima (ኮሮሪማ), otherwise known as black cardamom. It’s an adored, sweet, lively, and very expensive spice.
We use it with love in our sweat potato, lentils, stews and Awaze sauce.
It grows wild under the shade of coffee trees in southern Ethiopia and is sun-dried. It can be a base spice for most spice blends and used to add flavor to cream and tomato based sauces, stews, sautes, and soups.
Many of Eritrean and Ethiopia’s spices have a touch of mystery about them as they are not commonly found around the planet. Great dedication and skill is taken to prepare our spices from the best available produce. The agriculture system for spices 🍃in Ethiopia and Eritrea are all rain fed and almost all are cultivated organically from the wild. Farmers also observe Global Good Agricultural requirements. The final evidence is in the taste.
Selam Vegan is a 100% vegan Eritrean and Ethiopian restaurant at 812b Bloor St W in Toronto. Walk 4 min east of Ossington Subway/Green P. 647-344-7225