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Welcome to Lucy Lounge & Restaurant Lucy Lounge & Restaurant is well known for its unique and interesting decor as well as its humble and courteous staff. You can find us at the St. George Street in Arada Sub City, Next to National Museum, Addis Ababa Ethiopia. We look forward to serving you!
Arat-kelo national museum Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Teff is the most important ingredient in Ethiopian cooking. Itﾒs one of the worldﾒs oldest grains, itﾒs gluten-free and rich in minerals, making it perfect for many dishes. One such speciality isﾠinjera, the national dish of Ethiopia, a flatbread that we at Abyssinia Restaurant serve with every meal. If you would like to try injera, or any of the delicacies that we serve ﾖ for example Ethiopian style lamb roasted with onions, tomatoes and peppers ﾖ then weﾒd love to welcome you along to our restaurant in Munich. Tsion Bellete-Assefa
Abyssinia Restaurant Teff, Dachauer Str. 189, 80637 Munchen
About Awash Heartfelt Ethiopian delights meet traditional interior design at Awash Ethiopian Restaurant, a family-owned restaurant in Chicago’s neighborhood of Edgewater. Inspired by fresh ingredients, this casual restaurant offers time-honored dishes that deliver the true taste of Ethiopia for vegans, vegetarians and meat lovers.
6324 N Broadway St. Chicago, IL 60660
At Ras Dashen Ethiopian Restaurant, the good health of our employees, customers, friends and community is our top priority. We believe everyone should stay home as much as possible during these next two weeks. Slowing the spread of this virus will save lives and keep our health care facilities within capacity. We have fresh, safe, comfort food for you here at Ras Dashen. Please callﾠ773-506-9601ﾠfor pick up or order through Uber Eats for delivery.
5846 N Broadway St. Chicago, IL 60660
The Restaurant Taytu Restaurant in Amsterdam-Oost is an authentic Ethiopian restaurant serving traditional Ethiopian food. As of April 2016 Negede Kumbi is the owner of the former African cafe Ibssa. The restaurant is now called Taytu Restaurant, after the famous Ethiopian Empress Taytu (1840-1918). It’s a cosy, warm and intimate restaurant where you can enjoy delicious, refined Ethiopian cuisine for a reasonable price. Come to us for a nice evening meal (eat in or takeway) and/or aﾠTraditional Coffee Ceremony. We also cater events up to 50 persons.
Blasiusstraat 62, 1074 AB Amsterdam
Originally a bakery, Adamﾒs Ethiopian Restaurant is a family run business, providing the people of Brixton with traditionally cooked and healthy Ethiopian food.
86 Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1QN
AWASH ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT OPENED AUGUST 28TH, 2017 IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF MIAMI GARDENS. THE RESTAURANT WAS FOUNDED BY FOUAD WASSEL AND HIS WIFE EKA WASSEL. The restaurant encompasses a traditional Ethiopian “Gojo bait” (country style home) environment. The interior features a center piece commonly found in a gojo home, designed by Fouad himself. Fouad and Eka have been developing this concept for 15 years, creating a welcoming atmosphere featuring a shop with rare Ethiopian spices, coffee, and tea alongside a decorative bar featuring imported Ethiopian beer and wine, Ethiopian art, traditional music, and a coffee ceremony occurring Friday, Saturday, and Sundays. The name Awash derives from a river found in Ethiopia. The river is signifigant to the country because it travels throughout Ethiopia, never leaving its borders and remaining a source to the Ethiopian people.ﾠ
19934 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33169
About Us Since 2008, Mahider has treated SLC to a true cultural experience with our authentic Ethiopian cuisine. Our family has loved every second of it, and we’re looking forward to many more years ahead.
1465 State St Ste 7, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
About Us Tana Ethiopian Cuisine takes you on a direct flight to the heart of Africa with our authentic Ethiopian cuisine. We provide an all you can eat feast with an awesome variety of our amazing food! Feast on the Lamb Tibs, the Beef Cha Cha, and the Key Wat!
302 10th St, Brandon, MB R7A 4G1, Canada
A History Of Delightful Memories World Marathon Ethiopian Restaurant is a combination of pungent and warm spices from all over Ethiopian which are delicately blended to create the dishes we present to you. Each dish has its own distinctive flavour and aroma thanks to the fresh spices that are prepared everyday for each individual dish. The blending and preparation of fresh spices is centuries-old, rigorous craft indispensable to Ethiopian culture.
245 Ouellette Ave, Windsor, ON N9A 7J2, Canada
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ETHIOPIAN FOOD RECIPES
Misir Wot Recipe
Misir Wot is a hearty lentil dish with a rich Berbere flavor. You can turn the heat up or down by adjusting the amount of Berbere to your liking. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS Niter Kibbeh (Spiced Butter): 1 pound unsalted butter1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger1 teaspoon whole allspice berries1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds1 teaspoon dried oregano1/2 teaspoon turmeric6 black cardamom pods, crushed lightly with a knife blade2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped1 small yellow onion, chopped Berbere (Spice Mix): 1/3 cup New Mexico chile powder1/4 cup paprika2 teaspoons cayenne pepper2 teaspoons ground ginger2 teaspoons kosher salt1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon onion powder1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg2 teaspoons black cardamom seeds2 teaspoons coriander seeds2 teaspoons fenugreek seeds1 teaspoon whole allspice4 cloves1 small stick cinnamon Lentils: 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced (about 1 cup)2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger1 teaspoon minced garlic1 cup red lentils (masoor dal), picked through and rinsed1 teaspoon kosher saltInjera, for serving SPECIAL EQUIPMENT a spice grinder INSTRUCTIONS 1. For the niter kibbeh (spiced butter): Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, swirling occasionally. Stir in the ginger, allspice, fenugreek, oregano, turmeric, cardamom, garlic and onions and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the butter is clear and […]
Kinche is a very common Ethiopian breakfast food, equivalent of oatmeal, if you will. It’s incredibly simple, inexpensive, and nutritious. It is made from cracked wheat, which you can find in any grocery store. You can boil it in either milk, or part milk/part Water. And in Ethiopia, after the Kinche is cooked it is mixed in the pan with Niter Kibbeh or oil and fried onions. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS a cup of cracked wheat3 cups of Water (or a mixture of milk and Water)about 2 table spoon of Niter Kibbeh (clarified spicy butter) or Oil of your choicesalt INSTRUCTIONS Bring the Water and milk mixture to boil in a medium high heat.Add the cracked wheat, cover the pot and let it cook.Try not to stir it till it is cooked, that way it will not burn the bottom of the pot, as well as the Kinche.It will take about 20 to 25 minutes for all the Water to get absorbed.Once it is fully cooked, turn off the heat, add the butter and salt to taste while it is still hot and mix them well.Serve your Kinche with small plates or bowls. RECIPE SOURCE: https://allaboutethio.com/rkinche.html Alternative Recipe IMAGE SOURCE MEASUREMENTS […]
Yesuf Fitfit Recipe
Learn how to make Yesuf Fitfit by using this simple recipe from Ethiopian Food Guide. Here you will learn about all the ingredients you will need to make this traditional Ethiopian dish with all the necessary directions. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 2 cups sunflower seeds3 cups Water (or more)2 tomatoes (finely chopped)1 hot green pepper (finely chopped)2 scallions (finely chopped) or 2 green onions (finely chopped)1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil1/4 teaspoon garlic powder1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice1?4 teaspoon ginger powder or 1 teaspoon ginger juice1/2 teaspoon fresh basil (minced)Salt and black pepper INSTRUCTIONS Rinse the sunflower seeds with cold Water.In a cooking pot, cover the sunflower seeds in cold Water; boil for 15 minutes or until soft.Drain and place the cooked sunflower seeds in a food processor; add three cups of cold Water; blend until all the seeds are crushed.Strain the sunflower sauce into a container; discard the sunflower sediments; cover the container and keep it in fridge to cool.Combine the finely chopped vegetables with lemon, oil, basil, garlic, ginger, salt and black pepper; mix it well.Add the vegetable mixture into the sunflower sauce container, mix well and keep in the fridge.Break Injera (Ethiopian flat bread) in small pieces; dip the […]
Quanta Firfir Recipe
Quanta Firfir is a popular traditional Ethiopian dish. Enjoy this Quanta Firfir recipe which can also be made with fresh beef or lamb! MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 2 red onions, chopped⅓ cup vegetable oil1 tablespoon garlic paste4 ripe tomatoes, chopped3 cups Water, divided14 ounces dried beef2 tablespoons Ethiopian berbere seasoning½ cup Ethiopian kibbeh (spiced clarified butter)2 teaspoons salt2 pieces injera (Ethiopian bread) INSTRUCTIONS Place onions in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, covered, until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add vegetable oil and garlic paste; cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes; cook until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.Stir 1/2 cup Water, dried beef, and berbere seasoning into the saucepan. Reduce heat to medium and cook until flavors combine, about 10 minutes. Continue cooking, adding 1/3 cup Water every few minutes, until beef is softened and sauce is thick, about 20 minutes. Stir in kibbeh and salt.Tear 1 injera into palm-sized pieces; fold gently into the sauce. Serve beef and sauce over whole injera. NOTE: Substitute 4 cloves minced garlic for the garlic paste if desired.Substitute chili powder for the berbere seasoning if desired.Substitute beef stock for the Water if preferred. Reduce salt if using beef stock. […]
Gomen Besiga Recipe
Learn how to make Gomen Besiga by using this simple recipe from Ethiopian Food Guide. Here you will learn about all the ingredients you will need to make this traditional Ethiopian dish with all the necessary directions. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 3 large onionsmedium to large bowl of spinach1/2 kilo beef with some fat (fat optional)3 or 4 tablespoons of clarified butter (Niter Kibbeh) or olive oil3 green chili pepper3 cloves garlic1/2 teaspoon of black pepper – rosemary (optional) INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the pot then put your beef in, once the meat has browned, add the sliced onions and crushed garlic and let it cook for about 4 minutes.Then add your spinach in the pot and let it cook for a further 15 minutes while stirring the pot.Finally, add the Niter Kibbeh (clarified Ethiopian butter), black pepper, and rosemary.Stir for another 3 minutes or so and salt to taste. Learn More About Ethiopian Foods Here. RECIPE SOURCE: https://allaboutethio.com/recipes-gomen-be-sega.html IMAGE SOURCE: https://mesobrestaurantdubai.com/
If you have some extra injera on hand, use it to make this tasty treat. Learn how to make Kategna by using this simple recipe from Ethiopian Food Guide. Here you will learn about all the ingredients you will need to make this traditional Ethiopian dish with all the necessary directions. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 1 piece of injera2 or 3 tablespoons of niter kibbeh½ to ¾ teaspoon of berbere, or more to taste INSTRUCTIONS Divide the injera in half or into quarters, and in a skillet, heat the pieces until they become just a little crispy (just a little!). Turn them frequently as you heat them. Melt the Niter Kibbeh in a microwave, then add the berbere and blend the ingredients well. When the injera is ready, spread the spiced Niter Kibbeh onto the bubbly side of the injera like you’re buttering bread. This dish is excellent before a meal with an apéritif of tej, or you can just enjoy it as a snack any time. Learn More About Ethiopian Foods Here. RECIPE SOURCE: https://ethiopianfood.wordpress.com/recipes/ IMAGE SOURCE: https://www.facebook.com/samracooks/photos/kategna-is-ethiopian-snack-made-with-enjera-berbere-and-aged-clarified-butter-wi/1133251190156540/
Key Wot Recipe
Learn how to make Key Wot by using this simple recipe from Ethiopian Food Guide. Here you will learn about all the ingredients you will need to make this traditional Ethiopian dish with all the necessary directions. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 2-3 pound beef cubed5 large onions fine chopped2 cup of vegetable oil5 teaspoons minced or powder garlic2 teaspoons minced or powder ginger1/4 cup of authentic Ethiopian Berbere2 teaspoon Wot Kimem (Mekelesha)2 Teaspoon salt (as needed)1/2 cup of Water INSTRUCTIONS In large pot, simmer onion and garlic with vegetable oil till lightly brown.Add Berbere and continue to simmer for about 15 minutes at low heat and stirring occasionally.Add beef and Water, let it simmer until beef is done, then finish off cooking by adding Wot Kimem (Mekelesha) and salt.Serve your Key Sega Wot hot with Enjera (Ethiopian flat bread made of teff). Learn More About Ethiopian Foods Here. RECIPE SOURCE: https://allaboutethio.com/rsegawot.html IMAGE SOURCE: https://www.veggiesbycandlelight.com/kai-wot-ethiopian-beef-stew-spicy/
Ethiopia doesn’t have any desserts native to its cuisine, and for snacks between meals, or after a meal, Ethiopians often enjoy crunchy grains like Kolo with coffee. This dish is easy to make and good to munch any time. Think of it as Ethiopian trail mix. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 1 cup barley kernels¼ cup dried chick peas¼ cup dried soybeans (optional)¼ cup peanuts (optional)¼ to ½ teaspoon berbereSalt (optional) INSTRUCTIONS On a pan in an oven, roast the barley and chick peas until they get crunchy and begin to crackle, turning and tossing them occasionally. The basic recipe for Kolo uses these two items, but if you choose to use soybeans, cook them in the oven as well. When these two or three items are crunchy, put them in a bowl and dust them lightly with berbere. You can sprinkle a little salt over the Kolo to suit your taste. Learn More About Ethiopian Foods Here. RECIPE SOURCE: https://ethiopianfood.wordpress.com/recipes/ IMAGE SOURCE: https://fassica.com/ethiopian-kolo-imported-1-lb/
The Ethiopian table doesn’t get greener than this staple dish, which you can make with collard greens or kale.Learn how to make an authentic Ethiopian dish by using our Gomen Recipe. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 1 pound of collard greens or kale½ cup of finely chopped onions2 tablespoons olive oil½ teaspoon chopped garlic, or a little more to taste½ teaspoon ginger powder, or a little more to taste INSTRUCTIONS Strip the leafy greens of the vegetable from the thick spine that runs through each leaf, using nothing of the spines. Coarsely chop the greens, and then boil them in Water until they’re very soft and tender, about 45 to 60 minutes. When they’re ready, drain the Water, but reserve just a little for the next step. In a new pot, cook the onions and garlic in the olive oil for a few minutes until the onions begin to glisten. If necessary, add just a little Water to keep them from burning. Now add the ginger, stir the mixture, and cook it for a minute more. Add the well-cooked greens and just a little bit of Water. Let the greens, onions and spices simmer until the Water begins to cook off and […]
Duba Wot Recipe
In Amharic, the state language of Ethiopia, Duba is the word used for both pumpkin and squash. Duba Wot can be made with a pie pumpkin, an acorn squash, a butternut squash and a kabocha squash (sometimes called a Japanese pumpkin). You can use whichever variety of Duba you like. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 1 Duba of about 1 pound½ cup chopped onions2 tablespoons olive oil½ tablespoon berbere2/3 teaspoon cumin powder, or a little more, to taste2/3 teaspoon dried basil, or a little more, to taste INSTRUCTIONS The first step is a labor-intensive process that could take half an hour. Cut the Duba in half, scoop out the seeds, and cut each half into slices of about one inch or so in width. Using a potato peeler or paring knife, remove the skin from the orange flesh. Then, cut the slices of flesh into bite-sized pieces. Cook the chopped onions in the olive oil, making sure not to let them burn. You can add a little Water if you like after they begin to sizzle. When they glisten, add the berbere, add a little Water, and let it all cook for a minute or two. Now, add the Duba to the pot, and stir it thoroughly to get the Duba coated with the onions […]
2 Popular Ethiopian Comfort Foods
Like all comfort foods, Ethiopian comfort foods are special types foods that are characterized by their high caloric nature, high carbohydrate level, or simple preparation methods. Moreover, they are also known to provide a nostalgic or sentimental value to a specific individual or culture. Ethiopian Comfort Foods #1: Genfo Image Source Genfo is a simple Ethiopian porridge that is commonly consumed for breakfast, made by adding dry-roasted barley flour to boiling water and stirring the concoction with a wooden utensil until it develops a smooth, yet extremely thick consistency. The porridge is then transferred to a bowl, and a hole is created in the center, which is then filled with clarified spiced butter and berbere spices. Genfo is traditionally consumed as it is, although it can be accompanied by a scoop of yogurt. You can find the recipe for Genfo here. Ethiopian Comfort Foods #2: Kikil Image Source Kikil is a mild stew with potatoes and lamb that is slowly cooked to get all the flavors from the bones. It is a great meal to use as a substitute for chicken soup offered to those feeling under the weather. Make sure the meat is nice and tender before it is served, that qualifies it as a perfect Kikil. […]
9 Ultimate Ethiopian Breakfasts
Firfir or Fitfit is a probably the most common of the Ethiopian breakfasts. It is made from shredded injera or Kita stir-fried with spices or Wot. Another popular Ethiopian breakfast dish is Fatira. The delicacy consists of a large fried pancake made with flour, often with a layer of egg. It is eaten with honey. Chechebsa (or Kita Firfir) resembles a pancake covered with berbere and Niter Kibbeh, or other spices, and may be eaten with a spoon. Genfo is a kind of porridge, which is another common breakfast dish. It is usually served in a large bowl with a dug-out made in the middle of the Genfo and filled with spiced niter kibbeh. A variation of Fuul, a fava bean stew with condiments, served with baked rolls instead of injera, is also common for breakfast. Ethiopian Breakfasts #1: Chechebsa Also known as Kita Firfir, Chechebsa is one the most common and popular breakfast dishes in Ethiopia. It is made out of sliced shreds of Kita, which is similar to India’s pita bread, and marinated with berbere. In more traditional households, it is commonly served with a side of honey and a bowl of plain yogurt. You can find the recipe for Chechebsa here. Ethiopian Breakfasts #2: Kinche Kinche is a very common Ethiopian breakfast, and it’s the equivalent of oatmeal. It is incredibly […]
6 Uniquely Ethiopian Traditional Ingredients, Spices and Seasonings
As an ancient civilization built on trade with other civilizations in the region at the time, Ethiopian foods have developed a rich array of dishes and cooking techniques using several traditional ingredients. As such, Ethiopian food is full of delightful flavors that result from the mixture of numerous different spices and herbs, well-crafted over many generations to be not too spicy but very well-seasoned. Here are some of the most important traditional ingredients, spices, and seasonings that play a central role in the making of an amazing Ethiopian dish. Traditional Ingredients #1: Berbere Berbere, which is a combination of chili pepper and several other spices, herbs, and ingredients including fenugreek, ginger, garlic, cardamom, and cinnamon, forms the backbone of flavor for many Ethiopian dishes. If you want to make your own Berbere, you can find the recipe here. Traditional Ingredients #2: Mitmita Mitmita, smaller and hotter than Berbere, is an orange-red colored powdered seasoning mix that is composed of chili peppers, cardamom seed, cloves and salt, as well as spices such as cinnamon, cumin and ginger. It is often used as a condiment to add some an extra kick to meat dishes such as tibs and Tere Siga, but can also be added in the cooking process, […]
Ethiopian Foods 101: The Ultimate Culinary Guide to Ethiopia’s Rich and Diverse Cuisine
Ethiopian Food is one of the world’s most distinctive cuisine, befitting its remarkable history and deep-rooted cultural heritage. And while it is enjoying a lot of attention around the world these days, it has been one of the world’s best-kept secrets for so long.
The Amazing Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony that Lasted Generations
As the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopians have been drinking coffee (or Buna as it is known in the official language of the country – Amharic) for centuries. It is no wonder then, that they have developed a unique and very social coffee ceremony that is truly Ethiopian. In this short article, we will learn a little about the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony as it is practiced in the country everyday. The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony The whole process of the preparation and serving of Buna in Ethiopia is a unique and elaborate social affair. A typical traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony will take up to half an hour and starts with roasting of raw green coffee beans right in front of the guests by a host who is always a woman. In most homes, a dedicated coffee area is kept surrounded by fresh-picked grass and specialized traditional coffee furniture specifically for this occasion. Most households, both in cities and rural areas take the Ethiopian coffee ceremony very seriously and setting up a dedicated place for the occasion is of paramount importance. When the beans are roasted, the host will bring the pan around to all the guests so that they can enjoy the aroma. […]
5 Most Popular Ethiopian Vegetarian Dishes
Ethiopian food can be very vegetarian and vegan friendly since it features a selection of uniquely Ethiopian vegetarian dishes that you’ll find available at almost every Ethiopian restaurant. Vegetarians and vegans traveling to Ethiopia should consider visiting just prior to Orthodox Easter or Orthodox Christmas as you will be virtually guaranteed to find vegetarian food everywhere during these times. This is because most Ethiopians that follow the Ethiopian Orthodox religion will be fasting by forgoing forgo meat and dairy products for upwards of 50 days. Fasting dishes served during these periods are incredibly delicious, and may not always be available in restaurants during the non-fasting periods. Ethiopian Vegetarian Dishes #1: Shiro Wot Image Source Shiro Wot, or just Shiro, is arguably the one of the most commonly consumed Wot dishes in Ethiopia. It is especially popular during the fasting periods among Ethiopian Orthodox Christians as well as vegetarians & vegans who abstain from eating meat and dairy products. However, there are varieties of Shiro that are made out of butter and also have meat added to them, so remember to let your waiter know your preferences beforehand. Shiro is made from chickpea and broad bean flour, subtly spiced with garlic, […]
3 Common Ethiopian Side-Dishes
Ethiopian Side-Dishes #1: Ayibe Image Source Ayibe is a cottage cheese, a fresh cheese curd product that is not aged, and is made by draining the cheese, as opposed to pressing it – retaining some of the whey (liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained), keeping the curds loose. It is often served as a side dish to soften the effect of very spicy food. It has little to no distinct taste of its own. However, when served separately, Ayibe is often mixed with a variety of mild or hot spices typical in Ethiopian cuisine. Ethiopian Side-Dishes #2: Gomen Kitfo Image Source Gomen Kitfo is another common dish in parts of Southern Ethiopia, where kale (or collard greens) are boiled, dried and then finely chopped and served with butter, chili and spices. It is a dish specially prepared for the occasion of Meskel, a very popular holiday marking the discovery of the True Cross. It is served along with Ayibe or sometimes even Kitfo. Ethiopian Side-Dishes #3: Gomen Besiga Gomen Besiga is beef or lamb simmered in copious amounts of Niter Kibbeh with collard greens and other vegetables like carrots, cabbage and onions. You can find the recipe for Gomen Besiga here. SOURCES https://migrationology.com/ethiopian-food-guide/https://uncorneredmarket.com/ethiopian-food/
5 Most Underrated Ethiopian Breads
Dabo is an Amharic term customarily used to refer to all Ethiopian breads, and it comes in several varieties, some of which are commonly consumed in everyday life, while others are specially prepared for special occasions. Dabo is typically baked on a Mitad, a traditional Ethiopian large baking pan which is also used to make Injera. Here are some of the most popular breads in Ethiopia. Ethiopian Breads #1: Difo Dabo Image Source Difo Dabo is a variation of the basic Dabo that differs from regular the regular Dabo because, when its being baked, the dough is wrapped in a large green leaf of the Enset (false banana) tree, known in Ethiopia as Koba Kitel. You can find the recipe to make Defo Dabo here. Ethiopian Breads #2: Kocho Image Source Kocho is a type of bread that is made from the trunk of the Enset tree. In some of the southern parts of Ethiopia, the trunk of the Enset tree is ground into a dough which is buried in the ground and fermented to make Kocho. Ethiopian Breads #3: Ambasha Image Source Ambasha is a very popular Dabo, which one may be able to find in Ethiopian restaurants, even those found outside of […]
Top 7 Ethiopian Meat Dishes
Ethiopian Meat Dishes #1: Doro Wot One of the great Ethiopian meat dishes for all meat lovers, Doro Wot (chicken stew), is made with the mixture of the omnipresent Berbere, a heavy load of Niter Kibbeh (Ethiopian clarified butter), chicken parts, eggs, and onions. The sauce is mostly made from onions that have been stewed down for so long, they disintegrate into a puree. The chicken comes dripping with juices and the egg is caked in flavor. In Ethiopia, Doro Wot is the go-to meal of celebration during national and religious festivals. And because it takes a long time to make, it is often only served during these holidays and on special occasions. You can find the recipe for Doro Wot here. Ethiopian Meat Dishes #2: Tibs Cubes of meat (beef, lamb or goat) stir-fried with onions, peppers and other vegetables in Niter Kibbeh. Quite often, twigs of rosemary or other herbs are added to it. Tibs can also be served spicy with some Berbere thrown in. Tibs is served in a variety of manners, and can range from hot to mild or contain little to no vegetables. There are many variations of the delicacy, depending on type, size or shape of the […]
2 Must Try Ethiopian Mixed Platter Dishes
Whether you are vegetarian or a meat lover, the best place to begin with Ethiopian food is to order Mixed Platter Dishes at an Ethiopian Restaurant near you – meat, vegetarian, or both – so that you can sample a variety of stews (Wots) and dishes at one sitting. Although the mounds delivered to your table may individually appear small, collectively the portions are often staggeringly large. We recommend sharing a plate with others so you don’t feel overwhelmed. Although some dishes may appear regularly in mixed platters, the ones that comprise yours will likely be based on whatever happens to be cooked fresh that day. Always a tasty surprise! Mixed Platter Dishes #1: Beyainatu Image Source One of the most popular dishes in Ethiopia, especially among vegetarians, the word ‘Beyainetu’ roughly translates to “a bit of everything”. And true to its name, the dish comes with a layer of injera on a large serving platter with several tasty and colorful vegetarian dishes on top, including several types of lentil and split pea stews (e.g., Shiro Wot, Misir Wot, Alecha Kik or Mesir Kik) along with Kale (Gomen), Cabbage (Tilkil Gomon), etc. The dish is also very popular in Ethiopia, where for religious […]
Top 10 Authentic Ethiopian Drinks
There are several uniquely Ethiopian Drinks that one should try to experience, whether you have the chance to visit Ethiopia or you are in some other country and happen to find an Ethiopian Restaurant in your locale. Traditional Alcoholic Ethiopian Drinks There are several traditional alcoholic drinks that are customarily homemade by using natural ingredients. Here is a list of the most popular and wildly consumed traditional alcoholic beverages in Ethiopia. Ethiopian Drink #1: Tej Tej, is a potent honey wine or mead that is brewed and widely consumed in much of Ethiopia. It is prepared from honey and a green herb called Gesho, a very important additive in almost all of the alcoholic drinks of Ethiopia. Tej comes in varying degrees of sweetness that deceptively masks the high alcohol content of the drink. It is typically served in a rounded vase-like or beaker-like glass container called a Berele, but if you are new to the drink one Berele maybe too much. Just like any other wine, Tej can be stored for a long time; and longer it is stored, the higher the alcohol content, and the stronger the taste. Ethiopian Drink #2: Tella Tella is another popular alcoholic drink in Ethiopia. It is a traditional […]
3 Most Beloved Ethiopian Snacks
A typical Ethiopian snack, is Dabo Kolo (small pieces of baked bread that are similar to pretzels) or Kolo (roasted barley sometimes mixed with other local grains). Kolo made from roasted and spiced barley, safflower kernels, chickpeas and/or peanuts are often sold by kiosks and street vendors, wrapped in a paper cone. Snacking on popcorn is also common, especially during Buna-time. Ethiopian Snack #1: Kolo Image Source Kolo is simply roasted barley, and it is Ethiopia’s go-to snack for everybody including children and adults. It is also a favorite beer snack at the end of a busy day, and it’s often served mixed with peanuts and other seeds or nuts. You can find the recipe to make Kolo here. Ethiopian Snack #2: Dabo Kolo Image Source Dabo kolo as its name may imply is not actually bread, but it is made from the same dough that makes Dabo. It’s made by preparing the dough just as you would for a bread, then roll it into long strands that are then cut into small pieces the size of a fingernail, thus the name Dabo Kolo. Then they can be fried in oil or baked over a Mitad. To make them spicy, you can douse the dough with berbere before its cut into small […]