What is koseret?

What is Koseret?

ethiopian koseret lippia spices

Koseret or Lippia Javanica is a member of the verbena family. Now there about 200 strains of Lippia and i am for sure uncertain about all of them found outside of Ethiopia.

The Ethiopian variety has a light herbaceous taste and could be described as being close to Oregano but with a more pungent floral edge. Very similar in use as Besobela, in that it can be used as a dried herb to sprinkle on food or is great in a sauce. It is widely used with Ethiopian cooking and a must have for many dishes including Kibe (Ethiopian spiced butter).