What is Besobela – Beso Bela

What is Besobela – Beso Bela

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An incredibly delicate herb that is sun-dried and often ground to a powder.

It has purple flower and a delightful smell. Also know as sacred basil, this herb is an absolute must for many Ethiopian dishes.

ethiopian-herbs-besobela-beso-bela-sacred-basil-recipes Use it as you would a regular basil or oregano type of herb. Fantastic as a rub for BBQ meats, chicken or fish, super in a Ragu or tomato based sauce. Its uses within Ethiopian cooking is wide and can be found in Kibe (kibbbeh, qiibe) a Ethiopian spiced butter, Shiro, Berbere and many other dishes. Regular Basil found outside Ethiopian, meaning a Italian type of affair is no substitute.