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The goal of this website is to promote the Ethiopian cuisine and the enumerable Ethiopian Restaurants located across the world serving delightful, healthy, and delicious dishes, along with a truly Ethiopian hospitality. With the growing love and appreciation for Ethiopian food around the world, Ethiopian Food Guide is a valuable tool that can help you find an Ethiopian Restaurant located near you.
In addition to finding a Restaurant near you, the website provides you with valuable information on several Ethiopian dishes, including how to make them and what to serve with them. Ethiopian Food Guide is also a great place to learn more about the rich & diverse cultures, traditions and history of Ethiopia; a country shrouded in mystery for thousands of years until very recently.
We hope you find Ethiopian Food Guide an enjoyable, inspiring and informative in your journey to discovering more about Ethiopian and the Ethiopian Cuisine.
Thank you & Melkam Gebeta!
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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
WELCOME! MUDAY Restaurant is a small diner with a welcoming atmosphere. We serve delicious and authentic Ethiopian food. We provide a large variety of vegetarian and non vegetarian meal.. You have the choice to make your food Mild, Medium or Hot. Check out all of our mouth-watering cuisine Muday has to offer! Please join us from Tuesday to Sunday: 17:30-22:00 in Gent. Try it today!
Sint Salvatorstraat 53, 9000 Gent
The world of cuisine has more to offer than Züri Gschnätzlets and Kebap. Enjoy East African authenticity paired with a dash of Circle 3 ambience – Habesha: The restaurant for Ethiopian and Eritrean specialties in Zurich. Get involved in broadening your horizons.ﾠThe Ethiopian-Eritrean cuisine offers extensive menus with or without meat.ﾠBeef, lamb or chicken, vegetables, racy sauces, lentils, chickpea puree, injera – a flatbread made from teff flour – and berbere – a spicy mix of spices – are what make it special. ABOUT US The Habesha restaurant is a family business.ﾠThe Habtemariam family warmly welcomes you. Habescha is a term used by Ethiopians and Eritreans to describe themselves. It is a concept of pride and is used to distance differentiation between different tribes, as well as to celebrate the unification of people themselves region. For example, one asks: “Are you Habesha?” Instead of “Are you Ethiopian or Eritrean?”.
Weststrasse 192, 8003 Zurich
Welcome We would like to invite you to visit us in our beautiful restaurant “Savanna”.ﾠIf you want to try or experience the exotic and originality of modern African-Eritrean cuisine, come to us.ﾠWe are located in the heart of Berlin or better in the popular district (Prenzlauer Berg) – the trendy district par excellence, with many interesting locations, event locations, bars, etc. We look forward to you! Your Savanna team
Savanna - Sredzkistrasse 26, 10 435 Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg)
About Little Ethiopia Restaurant We make honest, traditional Ethiopian food from scratch – you’ll soon find out why our customers keep coming back. Our humble little restaurant is located in the vibrant heart of Cape Town. About The Owner “My name is Yeshi Mekonnen. I’m an Ethiopian native, who opened Little Ethiopia’s doors in February 2011. I am very happy to do this business because of all the many wonderful people I get to meet.”
76 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
Since October 2011, the trip from Bern to Ethiopia has been shortened considerably. Ethiopia is just around the corner, in the Länggass district: we treat you to Ethiopian specialties every evening in the Injera Restaurant at 38 Society Street. Wherever in the world you may be sharing your food with others is one of the most beautiful gestures of friendship there is.ﾠThis is especially true for Ethiopia, where friends and strangers are always invited to sit around the traditional dish, the sourdough flatbread “Injera”, with a variety of meat and vegetable sauces “Wot”, and to dine together.ﾠA big plate, a meal, a community. We warmly welcome you today and look forward to your visit!
Gesellschaftstrasse 38, 3012 Bern
OUR RESTAURANT Local fresh Ethiopian cuisineﾠfor everyone Sheba Authentic Ethiopian Restaurant isﾠlocated conveniently off of Nicholson Lane in Rockville, Maryland.Sheba, one of Rockville’s leading ethnic dining establishments, is proud to announce its grand opening. Each of the items – Doro wot (Chicken Stew), Beef Tibs, are perfectly cooked and accented with authentic spices & ingredients. Sheba’s dishes paired with an extensive wine list are a testament to the expertise and passion that have made it a first. There’s a strong emphasis on long-simmered flavorful dishes. Here, guests can experience The art of Ethiopian dining. The menu’s courses encourage sharing and enjoyment of many exciting flavors. The extra care taken is what this cuisine is ultimately about. Try several small plates, or the sampler # 1(for meat eaters) or the vegan friendly sampler a dream for any Ethiopian food lover. Rich, long-simmered flavors are abundantly present in the Tibs Key Wot. Guests can also enjoy dishes with the freshest produce carefully sourced through local area Farmers Markets, and more. Pre-dessert options include Ethiopian honey wine.
5071 Nicholson LaneﾠRockville MD 20852
THE RESTAURANT A little about us & our philosophy Wolkite is a family run restaurant where you experience the sincerity of the Ethiopian food. We have strived to build a solid respected reputation based on certain principles; natural, authentic Ethiopian food with a signature cuisine and the best culinary traditions served by welcoming staff in pleasant and easy going surroundings. At Wolkite we always strive to use authentic ingredients – so our customers can experience Ethiopia. OUR STORY Wolkite is a family run restaurant where you experience the sincerity of the Ethiopian food. We have strived to build a solid respected reputation based on certain principles; natural, authentic Ethiopian food with a signature cuisine and the best culinary traditions served by friendly staff in pleasant and easy going surroundings. We offer a welcoming Ethiopian atmosphere, making every customer at Wolkite feel like they are part of the family. For our loyal customers who come for an authentic Ethiopian dining experience, birthdays, graduations, engagements or just an evening at Wolkite, we want to take this opportunity to say “Wäxe warim”.
82 Hornsey Rd, London N7 7NN
About Us Based in Baltimore, Maryland, we deliver our extraordinarily healthy and deliciousﾠinjera breadﾠworldwide. In addition to our wonderful bread, we offer four different kinds of Ethiopian coffee and berbere, shiro, mitmita, kibbeh, and other native spices. Just like your first kiss, your first taste of Ethiopian injera is an experience you’ll never forget! Offering much more than an amazing flavor, injera contains tons of minerals, fiber, and even a healthy dose of Vitamin B. Call us today to speak with one of our friendly representatives and learn more about any of our amazing products. As a family-owned business backed by a lifetime of experience, we offer a level of personalized service you simply wonﾒt find anywhere else. We are committed to our customers and always go the extra mile to meet your unique needs.
Based in Baltimore, MD, USA
Located in the heart of Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, LETENA is the spot for authentic and inspired Ethiopian cuisine, great coffee andﾠexoticﾠcocktails. Health and culture are at the root of Letena which means “for health” in Amharic, so to live up to the brandﾒs name, only natural and premium ingredients are used throughout its offerings.ﾠWith special attention given to quality ingredients, vegetarians, vegans, meat lovers and adventurous diners alike are offered authentic Ethiopian and inspired original dishes that have won accolades from various publications and review platforms including Food Network, Washingtonian, Trip Advisor and Yelp. With oversized windows, high ceilings, modern open kitchen design, walls adorned by an impressive collection of traditional Ethiopian artifacts and paintings, the interior combines the feel of an art gallery with an intimate and cozy dining space. Up to 60 people can be comfortably accommodated in the front section and a further 20 people may be seated in its private space that is decorated and designed with upscale urban Ethiopian dining rooms in mind.
3100 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20010
Treat yourself to a culinary journey to the countries of unmatched deep flavors and colors of the Horn of Africa.
4, Rue Gourgas, 1205 Geneve, SUISSE
Welcome! Most everyone loves to travel. It’s exciting to see new places and experience the different customs, entertainment and foods of other cultures. Many people may not get the chance to travel because of time constraints or other obligations, but they are still able to sample other cultures through food. Imagine a trip to an ancient country, shrouded in mystery, a country that most Americans don’t know too much about today. It is a country of lush mountain highlands and arid lowlands with a rich cultural and religious history that maintains many of its customs to this day. The country is Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, home to some of the best Olympic runners in the world and the place believed by many to be the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. Observing the Julian calendar, Ethiopia boasts 13 months of sunshine. The rainy season may come, but the sun still shines in an unmistakable sense of hospitality and sharing from its people. Ethiopian food is uncomplicated and healthy, but no single adjective can adequately describe how absolutely delicious it is. Most dishes begin with a bread, as in many cultures, but not in loaf form. Injera […]
510 Snelling Ave N in St. Paul, MN 55104
Now we have opened again and added some new dishes! Warm welcome! Here you get a pleasant taste experience of authentic Ethiopian dishes with carefully selected ingredients. Right now we are awaiting notification of our application for alcohol permit.
Drottningholmsvägen 46, 112 19 Stockholm, Sweden
Welcome to Al Habasha Restaurantﾠ-ﾠfirst Ethiopian Restaurant in Dubai You will indeed love Africa proclaimed an Ethiopian Airlines poster on the yellow-washed wall at Ethio al Habasha. Beside it another poster, flushed with the heart-warming image of a rich, dark Ethipian stew, read “Eat today, diet tomorrow”. All wise words, i though, as I tore off a billowing flap of injera bread, plunged it into the meaty brown gravy of the alitcha menchet and lashed it greedily into mouth. Tomorrow never comes, after all. Once our eyes had adjusted to the muted light in this modestly proportioned Ethiopian restaurant, we were able to focus on a calamity of color. A patriotic assembly of red, gold and green cushions was laid out neatly along the back all beyond a row of mesob, or traditional basket tables, surrounded by bamboo seats. Opposite, there were low stools of carved dark wood with plump leather cushions resting on animal pelt floor coverings. For the conventionally inclined, there were also four glass-top tables and chairs in the window corner. Everything basket radiantly under a ceiling painted light blue and white like a cloud-skimmed sky. It was an extraordinary place to eat extraordinary food. A broad […]
Fridge Al Murar - DubaiﾠSomali Road
Ethiopia is one of the ancient countries located in the Horn of Africa, with a large population, diversified culture and traditions. Ethiopia is said to be one of the nature’s finest spices garden. Traditional Ethiopian food consists of Injera and Wot. Injera is a thin crepe like flat bread made of Teff, an iron rich cereal grain predominantly grown in Ethiopia. Wot is spicy sauce that can be made with beef, lamb, chicken or any numberﾠof vegetables and / or cereals: such as lentil and split peas. The main ingredient is berbere, a hot spice that combines red pepper, cumin, cardamom, ginger, and coriander and other similar spices. The hottest, most peppery food in all of Africa is found to be in Ethiopia. Dinning in Ethiopia is characterized by the ritual of breaking Injera and eating from the same plate signifying the bonds of loyalty and friendship. The meal normally served on a MESOB, a large plate of colorful woven basket table with a variety of dishes arranged on Injera. Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant proudly brings the real taste of this traditional Ethiopian food to the Bay Area with the most welcoming atmosphere. Our dishes are characterized by variety of exotic […]
1320 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129
Welcome A unique place colored with history, where food is traditionally served in Mesob, a tabletop woven from straw, where you will have an excellent hosting right in the very spot reserved, in addition a significance of respect in the Ethiopian culture. A banquet in Dimma will let you experience the Ethiopian way of life, where dining is characterized by sharing food from a common plate, signifying the bonds of loyalty, family, love and friendship.The dishes are prepared with a variety of unique spices, which lend an unforgettable outstanding aspect to it’s out of the ordinary cuisine.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Meskerem is the first month of the Ethiopian calendar.ﾠIt heralds the end of the rainy season and the start of the harvest season.ﾠThe Meskel flowers begin to bloom and transform the landscape into a sea of flowers. It’s a month when people celebrate.ﾠFriends and relatives are invited and of course the delicacies Ethiopian cuisine has to offer. Immerse yourself in the culinary world of Ethiopia. Let yourself be seduced by the delights of Ethiopia – in the Meskerem Restaurant – Cafe Riedhus. For weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other occasions, we offer special arrangements with a buffet. For more information and / or reservations, you can contact us by email or phone.
Birmensdorferstrasse 364, Postcode8055 Zurich
Lucy’s Story Over forty years ago, in the Ethiopian town of Hadar, scientists discovered Lucy, a fossil that forever changed our understanding of human evolution. The discovery of Lucy provided the missing link in our evolutionary spectrum, and proof that we all, in some way, originate from Africa. The archaeological team who made the discovery celebrated that night by drinking lots of wine, dancing and playing the famous Beatles song ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ all night long. Her Amharic name ‘Dinkinesh’ means ‘you are marvelous’. Here at Lucy, we hope to create a magical night for you too, and to share the food, warmth and rich culture of majestic Ethiopia with you.
281 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
est. 2006 Located in the historic Adams Point District next to Lake Merritt, the friendly Enssarro restaurant family will welcome you to the warm embrace of classic Ethiopian cuisine. Many ingredients and spices are brought directly from the town of Enssaro in Ethiopia providing the adventurous diner with a unique flavors not experienced anywhere else.
357a Grand Avenue - Oakland, CA 94610
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
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
– About Usﾠ- In the perfect, most beautiful setting, can exist only the most amazing restaurant. Whether you’re planning an intimate meal, a dinner party or a business event, Habeshaﾠhas the space to cater to your needsﾠin a peaceful, relaxed, yet elegant environment. Habeshaﾠis a family business established in 2013. Habesha isﾠsituated in IH 35,ﾠAustin,ﾠTXﾠand is owned andﾠmanaged by husband,ﾠYidnekachew Fantuﾠand wife, head chefﾠSelam Abebe. Habesha is a term Ethiopians and Eritreans use to refer to themselves. Habesha is a term of pride and used to eliminate the distinction between different tribes and celebrate unity as people of the same region. – About Ethiopian Cuisineﾠ- Ethiopian dishes are prepared with a distinctive variety of unique spices and clarified butter. Itﾒs a round, flat, crepe-like bread made from a high-fibre, gluten-free grain known as teff. Ethiopian cuisine is traditionally served on a large, thin, sourdough pancake called injera. Injera is a yeast-risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture, made from teff. The traditional way of eating is with fingers, from a large plate with the injera placed on the plate and the variety of dishes decoratively arranged around it. Sharing food from a common plate signifies a bond of loyalty […]
6019 Interstate 35 North, Austin, TX 78723
About Us Awash Ethiopian Restaurant is Edmontonﾒs best Ethiopian Restaurant. You will not leave disappointed when you dine with us. All of our dishes are delicious. If you’re not sure what to order try the Zilzil Tibs, the Key Lamb Tibs, or the Veggie Combo!
12952 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T5L 5B4, Canada
Tena yistilin – Greetings!ﾠ Ethiopian food is one of the most fascinating cuisines in the world,ﾠknown for its appetizing,ﾠspicy vegan and meat dishes. Addis’s food retain that originality and deliciousness. Addis Kitchen has been part of Helsinkiﾒs gastronomy scenery since its inception in 2017. Created by two Ethiopians, Addis is perfectly located in the heart of Vallila, a vibrant part of Helsinki. The restaurant serves locals the feeling of eating with oneﾒs hands. If you are up for it, you would even participate in the feeding of your friend or loved one, a bite of food. A practice calledﾠGursha.ﾠSo by visiting our restaurant, you get to have an experience of the unique Ethiopian food culture or revisit to enjoy your favourite food.
Sturenkatu 28, 00510 Helsinki
Welcome Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant and Lounge! Lucyﾠis the common name of a specimen ofﾠA. afarensis,ﾠa direct ancestor of modern day humans whose ancient bones wereﾠdiscoveredﾠin the town ofﾠHadarﾠin the Awash Valley of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression. Lucy is estimated to have lived 3.2 million years ago and is the first homonoid skeleton to be discovered. She is the missing link in the evolutionary spectrum showing the deep roots of our species in the African continent.ﾠOur restaurant and lounge celebrates the roots of humanity in Ethiopia – which you will find in our food, art-gallery, and festivities. We are family owned and operated with friendly staff, delicious food and drink ,and a great atmosphere. Please stop in to eat, drink, relax, and have fun. We’d love to have you!
OUR STORY Co-owners Ash Nega and Titi Demissie were both born and raised in Ethiopia. The two met later in life in Atlanta and instantly knew they would be a team forever. A few years later, Ash had a dream and a clear vision of Desta. His wife, Titi, faithfully and passionately dedicated herself to implementing the idea. The couple decided to start small and focus on what was important within their business model: authentic flavors, high quality ingredients, organization, cleanliness, speed and great service. After a lot of planning and hard work, Desta Ethiopian Kitchen opened its doors on July 1st, 2006. At the time, the restaurant served 8 people ﾖ 4 seated at a table and 4 standing at a counter top. Now, with the capacity to serve 250 guests, Desta continues to shock first time visitors. After multiple expansions, they have held tightly to their values, authenticity and excellent business model. Fusing Ethiopian culture with modern business tactics, Desta Ethiopian Kitchen is truly a unique experience.
3086 Briarcliff Road Northeast [and] 1520 Avenue Place, Atlanta, GA, 30329
Experience Africa in the heart of downtown Hamilton Opening in the fall of 2009, The WASS is pleased to bring you the best in Ethiopian cuisine. With vegetarian, vegan and meat lover’s dishes, there is something for everyone at The WASS!
207 James St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 3A8 Hamilton, Ontario
Welcome to Kategna Restaurant A banquet in KATEGNA will let you experience the Ethiopian way of life, where dining is characterized by sharing food from a common plate, signifying the bonds of loyalty, family, love and friendship. The dishes are prepared with a variety of unique spices, which lend an unforgettable outstanding aspect to it’s out of the ordinary cuisine. All of our foods are prepared with fresh spices blended daily and our sauces are prepared as ordered. The friendly staff and warm decor makes KATEGNA the perfect place to relax with family and friends. While we offer many traditional Ethiopian meat dishes, we are sensitive to the needs of our vegan customers. Traditionally we prepare many authentic Ethiopian dishes that are vegan, without the use of any animal products. A great place to try Ethiopian food, we serve a range of entrées that are good quality and reasonably priced. We also have a coffee ceremony complete with traditional methods of preparation and incense.
Cameroon Street Bole Millenium, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
WELCOME TO ABYSSINIA EXOTIC ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT Feel transported by an unforgettable Ethiopian dining experienceﾅ At our restaurant our aim is to serve delicious Ethiopian food made fresh with quality ingredients. We put our hearts and souls into each dish to give you the authentic Ethiopian experience; in a setting with a warm ambience, traditional decor, and renowned hospitality. Abyssinia Exotic Ethiopian Restaurant is one of the finest eateries in Nairobi. We offer an unparalleled experience of authentic, delicious and affordable Ethiopian food in a welcoming setting ﾖ showing the true Spirit of Ethiopia. If you want to taste aﾠGurshaﾠof Ethiopia in the leafy suburbs of Nairobi, why donﾒt you join us for lunch, dinner or a refreshing beverage? Welcome! 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 […]
Westlands Branch: #4 Muguga Green, Off Brookside Grove & Wayaki Way, Nairobi, Kenya [AND] Kilimani Branch: Off Ring Road Kilimani, opposite Yaya Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
WHO ARE WE? Our restaurant is based on the belief that our customers are of the utmost importance.ﾠThe manager strives to meet their needs.ﾠThis has made our reputation, because a large part of our activity comes from regular customers, or who have heard of us.ﾠ We would like to take this opportunity to prove to you that we are trustworthy and that we will be able to offer you the best service, to help you discover these new flavors. Thank you all, we look forward to seeing you soon.
7 Rue de la Collégiale, 75005 Paris, France
OUR HISTORY Fendika Cultural Center was established in 2016, but the original Fendika Azmari Bet opened its door in the early 1990s, when the neighborhood of Kazanchis sported 25 similar places. While the other azmari bets disappeared due to the pressure of Addis Ababa’s rapid development, Fendika has survived until today thanks to Melaku’s passion for Ethiopian music and dance, his belief in the power of art and creativity in building communities, enthusiastic attendance of concerts and events by local and international friends, and many other forms of support we have been blessed with (fundraising, invitations to music festivals, press coverage, etc.). When Melaku began managing Fendika Azmari Bet in 2008, he pioneered a system where musicians and dancers at Fendika receive monthly salaries, breaking away from the custom where they only earned tips. Melaku had danced for tips only for 12 years and knows the pain of having to dance to please customers. The new compensation system enables artists to focus on creative expressions and to develop their talent. Since 2009, Ethiocolor Traditional Band has been performing at Fendika Azmari Bet every other Friday, drawing standing-room-only crowds. At the same time, Fendika touring group has been sharing Ethiopian music […]
Zewditu Street, Kazanchis, Kirkos Sub City, Addis Ababa
Experience Ethiopia’s History and Culture in One Meal The dishes at Abyssinia trace back millennia. Our spices originate in Ethiopia or were brought there through trade over the Red Sea. Our recipes were passed down from king to king and generation to generation and are now available to our customers. Our featured beverages include traditional Ethiopian honey wine, called Tej, and traditional Ethiopian coffee, called Bunna. Tej is one of the world’s oldest fermented drinks, and pairs well with all of our dishes, while our Bunna, uniquely and perfectly spiced, can be a warm and refreshing way to end your meal. Come to Abyssinia and experience the true taste of Ethiopia.
1657 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
At Selam, we are loyal not only to the Ethiopian, all-organic flavor but also our acclaimed tradition and hospitality. ﾠWe will go above and beyond to ensure that the food we cater is of the finest and the healthiest from our kitchen to your table.
Northside Chicago, 4543 N Broadway St. Chicago, IL 60640
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
Every Thursday we serve Tire sega! Welcome to eat and enjoy Tire sega, an Ethiopian raw-meat dish. Every Friday, between 18.00-21.00, we serve a vegan buff – consisting of 10-12 dishes. It is however always possible to order the buffet to the table. Price: 189kr. Welcome to enjoy our Ethiopian coffee ceremony! Every day you have the possibility to enjoy an ethiopian coffee ceremony. We will roast and grind our Ethiopian coffee beans for you!
Saltmätargatan 19A, 11359 STOCKHOLM
PREPARING FOOD FOR A GLOBAL PALATE SINCE 1993 Welcome to Zemam’s, Tucson’s first Ethiopian restaurant. Dining with us is a unique experience, as Ethiopian food is eaten communally from a shared plate using the traditional bread, injera, as your utensil. Featuring a variety of dishes including vegan and gluten free options, Zemam’s has long been a staple of the Tucson global gastronomic experience. The Founder: Amanuel Gebremariam Amanuel fled his homeland over 40 years ago and found safety in the United States as a refugee with nothing in his pocket. Once he and his family settled in Tucson, Amanuel decided to share the unique tastes he remembered his mother preparing for her family back home. He opened the original Zemam’s in 1993 in a small house on Broadway with just five tables. Tucson immediately embraced the small establishment and soon Zemam’s became a well known destination for diners looking for a different experience. In 2014, Amanuel purchased the old Garland restaurant and opened a second restaurant, Zemam’s, too!. His sons have since joined him in the business and together they see a future with more to come. The Managers: Lucas and Noah Gebremariam Noah has been involved with the restaurants […]
2731 East Broadway, Tucson, AZ | 119 East Speedway, Tucson, AZ
OUR RESTAURANT What makes our restaurant so special?ﾠThe focus is definitely on our food, which you cannot prepare yourself at home.ﾠSince we ourselves like to eat good Ethiopian food, our kitchen is a culinary journey through our homeland.ﾠThis taste definitely makes you want to come back.ﾠThen there is our way of welcoming the guests, our guests are also our friends and friends get only the best with us.ﾠIt is important to us that you feel comfortable with us from the first moment. WHO WE ARE My family and I came to Germany almost 15 years ago.ﾠSince we are very connected to our home country, we wanted to create something that gave our guests and us the most beautiful feeling of Ethiopia.ﾠIn our opinion, the best way to make this possible is to have a good meal.ﾠAs children, we all loved watching our mother cook and helping.ﾠWe learned a lot from her.ﾠLater we also added our flavors.ﾠThis is how we created unique specialties.ﾠWe want to give joy through our food and our coffee ceremony and make our guests happy.ﾠﾠﾠ
Allerheiligenstr. 3, 60313 Frankfurt am Main
A culinary journey near you! Fancy an original meal?ﾠ For your birthday, a first date, a romantic outing, or even a meal with friends, Le Nil-Bleu is a small family restaurant of Ethiopian specialties located in the heart of Lausanne in the Georgette district.ﾠ We have been serving authentic traditional dishes for 14 years as well as various vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. We strive to create a friendly and memorable experience for our guests.ﾠ Warm welcome, friendly atmosphere, exotic decor, pleasant atmosphere;ﾠall associated with a highly refined and enticing cuisine to delight your visits.
Avenue de Villamont 17, Lausanne CH-1005
Who We Are Restaurant with Eritrean and Ethiopian cuisine, a stone’s throw from the Central Station and the yellow (Repubblica) and green (Centrale) and Rossa (Porta Venezia) underground. Our specialties include vegetarian dishes (zighinì) and meat dishes (zighinì, kifto, gored, spriss). Cozy place, ideal for business lunches and dinners with friends.
Via Panfilo Castaldi, 19, 20124 Milano MI
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 Zoma is an ethiopian restaurant established in 2005. We honor and continue the old tradition of fresh ingridients, low and slow cooking (braising) and balanced flavoring whileserving our customers in an atmosphere thats modern and friendly. Amultitude of herbs and spices . . . cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, cloves, fenugreek, turmeric, coriander, cumin, rosemary, basil and thyme . . . mark Ethiopian cuisine thanks to its location on ancient trade routes. Each dish is simmered with its herbs, spices and “kibe”, Ethiopian refined butter. The result is a delectable stew with complex flavorings and layers of taste.ﾠ In addition to beef, meat and chicken, the Ethiopian menu includes numerous vegetarian dishes. The religious Christian and Muslim population observes a large number of meatless days and Ethiopian vegetarian dishes use grains such as chickpeas, lentils and split peas as spreads, stews or salads. Greens also form part of the Ethiopian vegetarian diet. Ethiopian dishes range from mild to spicy to extra spicy. The mild dish es rely on a multitude of flavorings such as ginger, turmeric and fenugreek, and are mild enough for most palates. Spicy dishes are made with “berbere” – jalapeno chili peppers dried in the sun […]
2084 Frederick Douglass Blvd (8th Ave), Corner of 113th St. New York NY 10026
Welcome! The Café Abol brings you a small piece of Ethiopia to the front door! Enjoy a traditional coffee ceremony with us and relax as you escape the stressful everyday life. Not only because Ethiopia is the country of origin of coffee, but also because it is a centuries-old tradition to drink coffee festively and in its own way, Ethiopian coffee has its own individual note that distinguishes it from other types of coffee. We have roasted high quality organic coffee beans from Ethiopia directly from cooperative farmers’ imports and freshly from us. In Café Abol you have the opportunity to get to know our culture by diving in, observing, learning and of course also tasting. With us, too, embark on a culinary journey through Ethiopian cuisine that is unlike any other. Between vegan and spicy dishes, you have a selection of typical Ethiopian dishes. And just like at home, we eat with our fingers! Fun for kids and grown-ups! Visit us in the first Ethiopian café in Graz and let us enchant you. You can organize your private celebrations with us (Christmas, birthday, wedding, etc.) with up to 35 people in the Café ABOL. Please inform us when making […]
Schönaugasse 16, A-8010 Graz
About Mesob is a traditional Ethiopian restaurant in High Street, Northcote, Melbourne, serving fresh, beautiful, food with only the best Ethiopian and Australian ingredients. The Amharic word Mesob means ﾑbreadbasketﾒ and itﾒs where Ethiopians keep our injera, our traditional flat bread on which we serve our beautiful stews, which are made with traditional herbs and spices. But more importantly, the Mesob is round and as we sit around it at mealtimes, it signifies the communal eating that makes Ethiopian meals so important culturally and socially. Whether itﾒs date night or a big group celebration, eating at Mesob is a time to catch up and connect around the table. Staying true to Ethiopian style of dining, Mesob’s menu is designed to share, we also encourage (though it’s not compulsory) to eat with your hands, just like you’re at a cafe in Addis Ababa and you can wash it all down with an Ethiopian beer, Tej, just like the locals do! Our drinks list features both local and international wine and beer, but you can always grab a cocktail if thatﾒs more your style. Our injera is specially made with organic Teff flour, a whole, gluten-free grain with significant nutritional benefit.ﾠHalf the […]
213 HighﾠSt,ﾠNorthcoteﾠVIC, 3070ﾠAustralia
ABOUT US We Keep it Simple! Perfection only!ﾠ At Beteseb Restaurant, we have an amazingﾠmenuﾠthat features freshly prepared Ethiopian dishes. We are a family-owned restaurant with warm and friendly staff who are ready to serve you. We have an incredible selection of traditional dishes available for you to enjoy. Try our Special Derek Tibsﾠmade with chunk of lean beef sauteed with onion, tomato, green pepper and purified butter. (served mild or spicy). You’re also sure to love our Special Kitfo. All of our meals are served with injera – a flatbread made of either wheat or teff and Imported “Ye’Teff Injera” wich is gluten-free! We also have a number of fabulous vegetarian dishes including ourﾠYe’shiro Wot and Beyaynetu. Complete your meal with our incredible Imported Ethiopian Wine, Beer or with a traditional coffee ceremony.
8201 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
About Addis in Cape Addis in Cape provides you with a unique dining experience in the beautiful central part of Cape Town, where we proudly celebrated 10 years in 2017. We strive to showcase Ethiopia’s rich history and traditions and have gone to great lengths to ensure your dining experience is as authentically Ethiopian as possible. From the traditional furnishings and the classic Ethiopian coffee ceremony to the serving of food itself, we offer an exotic alternative to anything you may be used to. With its authentic decor and cuisine, sharing a meal at Addis in Cape is bound to be an experience you, your family and friends will remember. Welcome to Addis in Cape
41 Church Street, Cape Town
Queen Shebaﾠis the first Ethiopian specialty restaurant in Tokyo. With ingredients gathered from the African continent, it is our pleasure to introduce to Japan authentic African cuisine. A staple of Ethiopian cuisine is the crepe-like steamed bread “injera” made from the fermented flour of a grain called teff. Queen Shebaﾠalso hosts live African and traditional music from around the world! We also serve an array of stews, meats, and vegetable dishes to suit all kinds of tastes! Try our recommended course menu, designed to give you a taste of a variety of Ethiopian foods to share!
1 Chome-3-1 Higashiyama, Meguro City, Tokyo 153-0043, Japan
Blue Nile is an Ethiopian Restaraunt on Allen St, just off Courtenay Place. Blue Nile started out at the Newtown Market on Saturdays, but people couldn’t get enough of the unique flavours of Ethiopian food and the special bread Injera – so now you can try out the food any day of the week. We’re also fully licensed for you to enjoy a beer or wine with your meal. Blue Nile was opened so that people can have a place to gather with friends and share traditional Ethiopian food. Many of the dishes are combination platters that allow you to share and try out a range of different dishes – with options for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans. If you feel like trying something new and delicious, head down to 22 Allen St.
22 Allen Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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 Street
ABOUT US Asmara Restaurants are Eritrean/Continental restaurants established in 2009. We offer unique dining experiences infusing culture and culinary excellence in afro-contemporary setting. We are based in Pangani, westlands along General Mathenge & Karen along Ngong’ Road. Our Mission To consistently provide quality food and service to our guests; exceeding their expectations. Our Vision To offer a unique dining experience.
P.O Box 51416, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
A Beautifully Authentic Atmosphere Enjoy Seattle’s most tasteful Ethiopian restaurant in an atmosphere capturing both the warmth and zest of Ethiopian culture. Ethiopian dishes are prepared with a variety of spices for a uniquely satisfying dining experience. Dining in Ethiopia is characterized by the ritual of breaking “injera” (a flat Teff-grained bread) and sharing food from a common plate, signifying bonds of loyalty and friendship.
2123 East Union St, Seattle, WA 98122
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
ABOUT US Mesfin Woldamlak, owner and chef of the family-run Ethiopian restaurant, which has been established in the center of Hesse for decades, cordially invites you to pamper yourself in the rooms designed with great attention to detail and, in addition to the original Ethiopian cuisine, the atmosphere of an excursion into one of the oldest and most historic states in the world. The elaborate preparation of the typical Ethiopian recipes with many special spices, which has been handed down orally from generation to generation in order to really allow each individual guest to immerse themselves in a distant culture with intimate table manners, demands a lot of sensitivity from the chef . You can best describe it as ﾓlove at first biteﾔ when the enthusiastic guests go beyond ﾓDoro Wotﾔ – the Ethiopian national dish and festive meal – in addition to the original variations of poultry, lamb and beef dishes as well as the vegetarian specialties Get to know and love love based on a wide variety of fresh vegetables and legumes.ﾠﾓMelkam Megebﾔ – ﾓBon appetitﾔ! ﾓTenastilign – we welcome you!ﾔﾠ- Of course, also gladly in the context of your private or business celebrations and events.ﾠSimply send us […]
Klingerstrasse 2-4, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
HABESHA Everyone loves to eat, that’s a fact. Think about when you hosted your last dinner party. You wanted the food and drinks to be delicious and plentiful and your guests to walk away feeling satisfied. When you’ve got a big event to plan, whether it’s a Wedding, Birthday Party, or Corporate Event, and hundreds of guests are coming, the food and drinks needs to be perfect, but you’ve got no time to even think about the preparation. That’s when you need to contact Habesha. We can make your dreams come true! We are open for BREAKFAST, LUNCH and DINNER
1919 9th Street NW, Washington DC 20001
BEST ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT IN CALGARY TheﾠEC Fusionﾠis an Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurant specializing in East African cuisine. From traditional dishes to modern fusions, we pride ourselves in taking our time to prepare the best tasting Ethiopian food in Calgary. We hope you join us and taste food made with love.
4909 17 Ave SE #207, Calgary, AB T2A 0V5
The 2000 habesha cultural restaurant is opened with aim of entertaining its beloved guests and promoting Ethiopian culture. The interior decoration is nothing, but Ethiopian historical background and life style, Situated in one of the new quarters of Addis Ababa, bole medhanialem, near Atlas hotel adjacent to Bilo’s pastry. 2000 habesha cultural restaurant its adored guests by serving an extensive range of culture cuisine and presenting a variety of tribal songs and dances from different nations and nationalities of the country. Mission The 2000 habesha cultural restaurant is opened in the vicinity of international communities in Addis Ababa to extend our cultural values to the world in connection with the comminatory foreign Reside here .it present you an extensive rang of cultural cuisine , a wile range variety of drinks, various tribal songs and assortment of dances from around the country. Vision The2000 habesha cultural restaurant should be flourishes and as lend to the rest of the country for more valuable service of its kind. We are striving to show more of it kind at various place in order to enlighten the culture of dining experience and live music of folkloric band. Assets The 2000 habesha cultural restaurants believe that […]
On Bole road on the direction of Namibia St. (Bole Medhanealem) On the left opposite to Rommy Burger.
Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant is a classy restaurant prepared to host all your events, including weddings, birthdays, parties, batpisms, or anniversaries.
1422 Poplar St. Denver, CO 80220
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
Welcome to Tsion Cafe As long time residents of Harlem, we wanted to bring something fresh, healthy, delicious to the taste buds and supportive the artistic talent that is near and far. We are committed to honoring that heritage by providing a space for regular arts events, including live music, poetry nights, film screenings, a writers series and more. Tsion Cafe is that place and hope you enjoy.
763 St. Nicholas Avenue, Between W148 & W149 Streets, New York, NY 10031
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
Welcome to Delicious Mela Ethiopian Kitchen is a new & upscale Ethiopian Restaurant located in Decatur, GA, with a variety of authentic dishes that are both healthy & delicious. Check us out today!ﾠ
1359 Clairmont Rd, Decatur, Georgia 30033, United States
“Welcome to Orit Ethiopian Restaurant and bar. Orit Ethiopia restaurant has brought and will continue to bring the pure authentic taste of Ethiopia to the heart of London. Do not hesitate to visit us; you and your family will be delighted with our service and traditional cuisine.”
388 Wandsworth Road, Nine Elms, London SW8 4TN
Hailing from the far northern region of Tigray, the beautiful meat, vegetarian and vegan dishes at Saba’s are served on the famous Injera bread. We will be using only 100% Teff flour for the Injera, just like in Ethiopia. In fact, all food served at Saba’s is 100% gluten-free the way Ethiopian cuisine is authentically with a celiac-safe kitchen.
328 Brunswick Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3065
Ethiopian restaurant in 19th Arrondissement Open today until 2:30 p.m.
66 Rue Armand Carrel, 75019 Paris, France
Bata Traditional Restaurant & Bar is located off from Bole road to Rwanda Embassy and straight down about a 800 meters and Bata Restaurant will be on your right hand side. Bole Rwanda Ethiopia, Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Bata is delighted to welcome you to experience the finest Ethiopian cuisine and modern bar in the city with the best greenery. Bata is truly a masterpiece in its own right way with a perfect surrounding with eye catching sculptures and wonderful nature. Bata will certainly make you feel a sense of calm and tranquil. Bata is well known as a quiet and convenient place to relax and a perfect place to run away from the busy and hectic city.
800 mt. from Rwanda Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s ‘Cultural Ambassador’ Additional Information Branch 1: Bole Medhanialem area, Next to Brass Hospital (only 5 minute away from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport). Tel. +251 (0) 116 612 985, Fax +251 (0) 116 639 827 Branch 2: Sar Bet area, near Ethiotelecom Office. Tel. +251 (0) 113 720 607 Fax: +251 (0)113 714 171 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ABOUT Taste a Country Born in Nazret, Ethiopia, Shita Yenenh knew she wanted to own a restaurant from a young age. Culturally, a mother’s recipes were passed down generationally. Shita lost both parents while still very young, so she learned the art of cooking by remaking the recipes she tasted while at other people’s homes. When she moved to the United States with her daughters years later, she worked a few jobs before finally opening Zagol. “When people come to my restaurant, they will get real food.” Because of her unique exposure to multiple family recipes and styles, Zagol’s menu offers a wide range of flavor. As the sole chef and owner of the restaurant, Shita describes her cooking style as “…real. It’s real food, made with real love, and passion. I don’t stress about how much of something to put in. I make everything from scratch, by hand. When people come to my restaurant, they will get real food.” Her favorite dish to serve to her guests is Zilzil Tibs, a savory dish of seasoned beef and sweet onions. Clouds of steam parade the dish from the kitchen, and it is still sizzling from the fire. “When I bring […]
3314 S McCarran Blvd, Reno, NV 89502
I am Elsa, born in Massawa in Eritrea.ﾠAs a teenager, I came to the Netherlands with my mother for family reunification. my youth took place in the Netherlands, so I feel both Dutch and Eritrean.ﾠUnfortunately my mother has died in the meantime, but I learned something very important from her: cooking delicious Eritreans.ﾠMy mother made everything fresh, which she thought was very important.ﾠShe wanted the best for us.ﾠshe knew so many recipes from our motherland Eritrea.ﾠShe made her injera with teff just like in Eritrea and I still have that in it.ﾠTeff is a very healthy grain that only grows in the Ethiopian highlands.ﾠIn honor of my mother I decided to start this eatery, in Antwerp: Elsie Baltna, means Elsie’s fresh kitchen.ﾠThat’s what I stand for.ﾠI would like to get to know the exceptionally tasty dining tradition of Eritrea and Ethiopia in the wider world.ﾠAnd where better than in Antwerp, a cosmopolitan city.
Verschansingstraat 59 - 2000 Antwerp
You are Welcome It is a great pleasure to welcome you . We would like to get closer to our customers in order to be able to serve them better. The website acts as a platform to share all our details regarding our offerings and also help customers quickly get in touch with us for all their needs. In the website, you find detailed information about all the services we offer. You also find other useful information such as contact details, photo gallery, etc. We continuously keep updating our website with the latest information so that you are always up to date with all our activities and offerings as Habesha Café.
124 Helen Joseph Rd, Bulwer, Berea, 4083, South Africa
Welcome! Selam Welcome to Red Sea Ethiopian Restaurant in San Diego, one of the oldest authentic Ethiopian restaurant in San Diego serving you with pride and joy for several years. We are back with new look to serve you the traditional Ethiopia food and make you to discover Ethiopian culinary art with out traveling several thousands to Ethiopia. We are located in the heart of historic San Diego City Height neighborhoods easy by access by car, bus, walking even biking. Come and visit us, enjoy Ethiopian food.
4717 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105
We have real Ethiopian and European cuisine
4 Rue Sauffroy, 75017 Paris
Welcome Only the finest meats and freshest vegetables, coming fresh from the farmerﾒs market, find their way into our kitchen. ﾠOnce there, we prepare a dish that is guaranteed to be the an adventure for the taste buds. ﾠ Our menu offers a wide selection of dishes using both traditional and modern recipes that appeal to all tastes. ﾠDiners can request entrees made vegetarian-style, or with any of our fresh meats.ﾠ So welcome to our kitchen! If you can’t visit us, we’d be happy to have a meal ready for pick-up.
913 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA, 95404
The best of Ethiopian cuisine in the heart of Paris !!!
Moscow, Zemlyanoy Val, 6s1, 105064
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
Who we are Zighni, doro wet, derek tips and St George beer.ﾠYour experience in the world of Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine could begin at the tables of our Habesha.ﾠWe are close to the historic center of Bologna, in a casual and familiar place where, we promise you, you will immediately feel at home.ﾠIn fact, when it comes to food, conviviality is always the basis of the Ethiopian tradition.ﾠSo take a seat, tear off a piece of bread and start tasting meat-based but also vegetarian dishes, which tell of distant lands.ﾠConclude this trip to North Africa with the Ethiopian coffee ritual, which we propose again faithful to tradition, and you will want to start all over again!
Via Ferrarese 113 / AB, 40120, Bologna
Walia Ibex is an endemic animal found in the northern part of Ethiopia, specifically in the Semen mountains. As the animal, Ethiopian food is also unique. Hence, we named our restaurant after this unique animal. Restaurant Walia Ibex is a family owned restaurant. We have been serving great Ethiopian food for more than 10 years for Amsterdammers and tourists.
Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 41, 1072 BD Amsterdam
Addis in Dar is Tanzania’s longest running and a best-known Ethiopian restaurant. Here, the tastes of one of the world’s most unique cuisines are served in a traditional, soothing and intriguing atmosphere. Having the chance to dine beneath the stars, our restaurant brings together Ethiopian decor, a magical setting, and authentic cuisine. You could even partake in an Ethiopian coffee ceremony on a moonlit night. We offer an exotic culinary adventure, commencing with ceremonial hand-washing as you sit on carved Ethiopian-design chairs and enjoy your meal from large shared plates brought to your woven Mesob (traditional table). We look forward to welcoming you to Addis in Dar for an enchanting and unforgettable experience.
35 Ursino Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Ethiopian cultural Restaurant in Alaska Anchorage
2813 Dawson Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Welcome to Habesha Restaurant & Bar About Habesha Restaurant. Situated at the heart of Manchester, Habesha is an old Ethiopian name and it is Manchester’s only Ethiopian restaurant. It’s a unique venue serving east African delicacies, all cooked fresh to order.
29-31 Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3LZ
Since 2017 Habesha Ethiopian Cuisine Embracing Ethiopian Cuisine and Culture through deep-rooted family heritage and history, beautiful art and culture through authentic colours, paintings, decor, and furniture food & Coffee Enjoy the ambiance of Ethiopian dining and life style in the soul of Maboneng Precinct, we are inspired by creating memorable experiences and a feel at home setup.
289 Fox St, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, 2094
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ETHIOPIAN FOOD RECIPES
Alicha Wot Recipe
Here is an easy-to-follow directions for a tasty meat based Ethiopian meal – Alicha Wot, also known as Yebeg Alicha. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 2 lbs. lamb chops (ribs and meat)1/4 cup butter (Niter Kibbeh, Ethiopian clarified butter)2 cups white onions (thinly chopped)1 tablespoon fresh garlic or 2 teaspoons garlic powder1 tablespoon fresh ginger root juice or 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder1 teaspoon false cardamom (Korerima)1/4 teaspoon turmeric2 chili peppers (seeded and sliced)6 cups WaterSalt to taste INSTRUCTIONS Cut the ribs in smaller sizes and the meat in small strips, wash it with cold Water.Boil Water in large pot; add the cleaned ribs and the meat; cook it for 10 minutes and strain.In medium heat, cook the onion with two cups of Water (adding the Water gradually); stir continuously until tender (10-15 minutes).Add the butter, garlic, ginger-root juice, bishop weed and cook for five minutes.Add the ribs and the meat; stir for five minutes; put four cups of Water and turmeric; cover and cook for 30 minutes.Add false cardamom, salt to taste and cook to simmer; at the end, add the hot peppers and remove from heat. Learn More About Ethiopian Foods Here. RECIPE SOURCE: https://allaboutethio.com/ryebegalecha.html IMAGE SOURCE: https://honest-food.net/ethiopian-alicha-wot-venison-curry/ OUR AMAZON PICKS
This delicious cold lentil dish goes along very well with any Ethiopian meal. Learn how to make Azifa 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 cup green lentils1 large jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped¼ cup finely chopped onions1 teaspoon ginger powder, or to taste¼ teaspoons of turmeric powder, or to taste3 tablespoons lime juice, or to taste2 tablespoons olive oil INSTRUCTIONS Boil the lentils in Water until they’re soft, about 30 minutes. Then, drain them well using a strainer, rinse them with cold Water, and put them into a mixing bowl. Using a large spatula, stir the lentils until they begin to become somewhat mashed. Chop the onions and jalapeños into very small pieces but do not liquefy them. Mix the onions, jalapeño, ginger, turmeric, lime juice and olive oil into the lentils. Stir them together well. When it’s all mixed, taste the Azifa. If the flavor or any one ingredient doesn’t peek through, add a bit more of that ingredient. You should be able to taste the flavors of the various […]
For those of you who have difficulty locating berbere in your local grocery store, this recipe is a good substitute that is easy to make. Note that it is quite spicy, so use to taste. This spice combination is used in many Ethiopian dishes including Doro Wot, an Ethiopian chicken dish. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 1 cup red chili powder1/2 cup paprika1 tablespoon salt1 teaspoon ground fenugreek1 teaspoon ground ginger1 teaspoon onion powder1 teaspoon ground coriander1 teaspoon ground cardamom1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon ground cloves1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Note Berbere should keep in the refrigerator for about 3 months if kept in an airtight container.Finely grind any spices (cloves, fenugreek, etc.) using a mortar and pestle or electric coffee grinder. Learn More About Ethiopian Foods Here. RECIPE SOURCE: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/236741/berbere-ethiopian-spice/?internalSource=hub%20recipe&referringContentType=Search IMAGE SOURCE: https://fassica.com/berbere-spice-mix-free-shipping/ OUR AMAZON PICKS
Learn how to make Buticha 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 6 tablespoons chick pea flour2 tablespoons lemon juice¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (optional)½ teaspoon ginger powder1 large jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped¼ cup finely chopped onions2 cups Water2 tablespoons olive oil Preparation Methods Put the Water and olive oil into a pan and bring it to a low boil, then stir in the chick pea flour. You can make it in any proportion you like: Just use three tablespoons of flour, plus a touch more, for every cup of Water. When the mixture begins to heat and bubble, add the lemon juice, turmeric and ginger. You can forego the turmeric if you find the taste of this tart spice to be too strong or overwhelming. You may want to put some aluminum foil loosely over the top to keep it from splattering. Don’t put a lid on it! The Butecha needs to thicken, and that happens when the Water slowly boils away. The volume will reduce as it cooks. When the mixture begins to […]
Chechebssa, also known as Kita Firfir, is essentially a shredded flat bread fried with spices and Niter Kibbeh. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 1 cup of all-purpose flour3 or 4 tablespoons of clarified butter or olive oil2 teaspoons of berbereSaltWater INSTRUCTIONS Making the Kita Start by mixing the flour with a pinch of salt or wait till it is all cooked and done and sprinkle some salt while you are mixing your pieces of flat bread with the berbere and butter.In a small bowl, start making a batter by slowly adding Water to the flour and mixing it well. The thickness of the Kita depends on the thickness of the batter.Just be careful to not to make it Watery. If you feel it is too thin, just add a little bit more flour. Beat the batter well so it wouldn’t have any lumps.You can always check the consistence by lifting your beater/stirrer or whatever tool you are using to beat your dough.Dress a frying pan with a little oil and heat it to a medium hot.Slowly pour your batter onto the hot pan in a thin layer.The thinner the layer, the tastier your Chechebsa becomes.If you feel you have put too much […]
Dabo Kolo Recipe
Dabo Kolo is crispy baked, sometimes spicy, small pieces of Dabo in the form of Kollo, which makes a great snack. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons Berbere (Ethiopian spice similar to paprika)2 cups white flour1/4 cup oil1/2 – 1 teaspoon salt (optional)1 1/2 tablespoon sugar INSTRUCTIONS Begin by preheating the oven to 375f. In a medium to large bowl mix the berbere, flour, salt and sugar. While mixing, slowly add in about 1/2 cup of Water until you notice the paste has thickened.Sprinkle flour on a board and add the mixture onto it, then knead this mixture until it becomes stiff.Create a well in the center of the ball of dough and fill it with the oil. Now the dough should be folded over the oil and commence to knead for another 5 to 10 minutes.Keep the dough moist by covering it with a cloth. Now take apart pieces or chunks and roll them into 1/4-inch round or oblong strips.Cut the strips into 1/2-inch-long pieces. Using kitchen scissors will help keep the ends pinched.Place all the pieces on a flat sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until they are crisp enough.Move them around to make sure they […]
Defo Dabo Recipe
This is one of the many breads made in Ethiopia, and it has a special ingredient; before baking, you wrap the moist dough in Koba Kitel – that is, the leaves of the Enset plant, a vital food source in many Southern Ethiopian cultures. Enset is often referred to as “false banana” because it resembles a banana plant. And, sometimes, if you can’t find Enset leaf in your local market, you can use banana leaf instead, or simply bake the bread without it. This recipe is for one loaf of about nine inches in diameter. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 3¼ cups of wheat flour½ packet instant dried yeast3 tablespoons of sugar½ tablespoon of salt½ tablespoon of ground coriander½ tablespoon of cumin (or a little more, to taste)½ tablespoon of cardamom2 tablespoons of olive oilAbout ¼ to ½ pounds of banana leaf12 ounces of warm Water, plus a little more if necessary (see below) INSTRUCTIONS Combine the yeast, sugar and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Pour about 12 ounces of warm Water over it, stir to dissolve the ingredients, then cover the bowl and set aside for 20 minutes or so to allow the yeast to activate (by this time the mixture should be […]
Dirkosh is basically injera chips made from dried Injera. INGREDIENTS berbereoilinjera INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 275°. In a small bowl, combine the oil and berbere in proportions to your liking. We bought some berbere recently that isn’t particularly hot, so I added at least a tablespoon for every quarter-cup of oil. Tear a piece of injera in half and arrange it on one baking sheet as shown, and then do the same on a second baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, spread the oil and berbere mixture onto the injera. Bake for about 60 minutes (more for really crispy, crunchy chips, less for chewier chips) and allow to cool before breaking into chips. Repeat. Learn More About Ethiopian Foods Here. RECIPE SOURCE: https://theberberediaries.wordpress.com/2009/08/13/recipe-injera-chips/ IMAGE SOURCE: http://www.astuenjera.com/amo-team/nech-injera/ OUR AMAZON PICKS
Doro Wot Recipe
Doro Wot is a stew of chicken and hard-boiled eggs, and it is one of the most recognized dishes of Ethiopia. The key to authentic, great-tasting Doro Wot is good quality, flavorful Berbere, and a very long cooking process. It is very important to cook the onions slowly until they’ve caramelized to make a deeply flavored base. It can take several hours to make Doro Wot. You can cut back on the cooking time and your Doro Wot will still taste good, but it won’t taste like it’s supposed to. The magic is in the slow-cooked onions. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 3 pounds boneless chicken breasts cut into cubes you can substitute it with veggies2 chopped onions4 cloves minced garlic1 cup red wine2 cups Water2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon ground cardamom2 tablespoons garam masala2 tablespoons paprika1 tablespoon crushed red pepper2 tablespoons fenugreek seeds1 tablespoon dried thyme3 tablespoons tomato paste1 tablespoon sugar1 juiced lime INSTRUCTIONS The Doro Wot dish is very simple to prepare, just follow these easy steps:Slowly cook all the Doro Wot ingredients for 4 to 6 hours in a covered pot – do not include the lime yet.The chicken must be soft and tender.Once cooked, mash the chicken with a potato masher.Stir in the lime juice.Directions to Make the Injera SOURCE: https://www.demandafrica.com/food/all-you-need-to-know-about-ethiopian-food/ Alternative Recipe IMAGE SOURCE MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces1 […]
Duba Wot Recipe
In Amharic, the state language of Ethiopia, Duba is the word for both pumpkin and squash. This Duba Wot is made with a pie pumpkin, an acorn squash, a butternut squash and a kabocha squash (sometimes called a Japanese pumpkin). You can 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 and spices. […]
This is a traditional dish popular among Ethiopian Jews. Learn how to make Engotcha 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 level cups of wheat flour1 packet of yeast3/4 cups Water1 tablespoon sugar1 egg INSTRUCTIONS Soak the yeast and sugar in 1/4 cup of warm Water for 15 minutes.Mix the egg with 1/2 cup Water, then pour the mixture into the flour.Mix well. At this point, the dough will be thick and clumpy.Add the yeast mixture, moisten hands, and knead the dough well.Cover the dough with a towel and let it rise for an hour.Preheat oven to 300 degrees.Roll out the dough when it has risen and form medium-sized pancakes (see photo above of Engotcha). This much dough should make about five Engotcha.Arrange the patties on a greased baking pan and place in oven for about 30 minutes until golden. Remember that you must serve the Engotcha with honey for dipping. Learn More About Ethiopian Foods Here. RECIPE SOURCE: https://ethiopianfood.wordpress.com/recipes/ IMAGE SOURCE: https://jwfoodandwine.com/article/2019/09/13/bless-bread-pan-cooked-shabbat-dabo-ethiopia OUR AMAZON PICKS
Enkulal Tibs Recipe
Learn how to make Enkulal Tibs 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 eggs3 tablespoons diced onion3 tablespoons diced jalapeño pepper3 tablespoons diced tomato1 tablespoons Niter Kibbeh or oil, or more to taste¼ teaspoon cardamom½ teaspoon berbere, or more to taste INSTRUCTIONS In a skillet, melt the Niter Kibbeh or heat the oil, then add the diced vegetables. Let them cook for a few minutes until they become soft. Add the berbere, stir the mixture, and let it heat for another minute or two. Finally, add two eggs – don’t scramble them in a bowl – and stir the mixture around in the skillet until it’s as done as you like it to be. You can serve this dish with injera, in a wrap, or in a pita pocket, or you can just eat it with plain old American toast. Learn More About Ethiopian Foods Here. RECIPE SOURCE: https://ethiopianfood.wordpress.com/recipes/ IMAGE SOURCE: http://tropicsgourmet.com/5-tropics-inspired-breakfast-recipes/ OUR AMAZON PICKS
Firfir is another one of my new favorites. It is an excellent way to use leftover injera that is past its prime but still edible. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 2 large onions, chopped1/4 cup canola oil1-2 tbsp. berbere3 ounces tomato paste (it comes in 6 oz cans, so 1/2 can)2 tomatoes, chopped1/4-3/4 cup Waterminced ginger and garlic3-4 pieces injera, torn into pieces1-2 jalapenos or other hot green peppers, de-seeded and cut into thin stripssalt INSTRUCTIONS Cook the onions for several minutes until they start to soften and turn translucent. Add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the berbere and stir. After a few minutes, add the tomato paste and cook for several more minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes, garlic, ginger, and a bit of salt, and cook on low-medium heat until the tomatoes are thoroughly cooked. Add the Water and bring to a simmer. It should look like a really thick tomato soup at this point. Add the injera and stir, gently chopping the injera as you mix it in. Continue cooking until the injera has absorbed all of the liquid. Top it off with jalapenos and enjoy! NOTE: This can be made without the fresh tomatoes if you […]
Fossolia is a delicious green bean dish. Like many other Ethiopian dishes, there are countless ways to prepare them. It’s very easy to make and doesn’t require any special hard-to-find Ethiopian spices, so it’s an ideal recipe to start with if you are new to Ethiopian cooking. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 2 onions, chopped1/3 c. canola oil3-4 oz. tomato paste (about 1/2 of a 6 oz. can)4 cups green beans, ends snapped off and cut or snapped into halves or thirds3 carrots, cut into stick-shaped pieces2-3 tomatoes, choppedminced ginger and garlic (as much or as little as you’d like- I use about 2 tsp. each)salt, to taste INSTRUCTIONS Start by cooking the onions on medium heat for about seven minutes, or until the onions begin to turn translucent and soften. Add the oil and continue cooking for several more minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and allow several minutes for the ingredients to simmer together. Add the green beans and carrots, stir well, and cover. Continue cooking on medium heat for 10-15 minutes, then add the tomato, ginger, garlic, and salt, and simmer until all of the vegetables are tender. Learn More About Ethiopian Foods Here. RECIPE SOURCE: https://theberberediaries.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/recipe-fossolia/ IMAGE SOURCE: […]
Ethiopians eat a number of breakfast porridges. There’s Bula, made from powdered Enset, which is definitely an acquired taste; and the more conventional Kinche, made with cracked wheat. But the tastiest, as well as the easiest to prepare, is Genfo, a simple wheat or barley porridge made spicy with berbere and rich with niter kibbeh. So, if you want a filling breakfast, try some Genfo. This recipe is enough for two portions. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 1 cup wheat or barley flour2 cups Water1 tablespoon berbere, or more, to taste2-3 tablespoons Niter Kibbeh or oilTouch of cardamom (to taste)Plain yogurt (optional) INSTRUCTIONS Bring the Water to a boil, then reduce the heat and slowly add the flour, into which you’ve put the cardamom, stirring to avoid lumps. Keep stirring until the mixture is well moistened. Remove from heat, mold the Genfo into the shape of a bowl, and hollow out a hole in the middle (see photo). If you’re using Niter Kibbeh, melt the butter, then mix the butter (or oil if you’re not using butter) with the berbere. Finally, pour the spicy liquid into the hole you’ve hollowed out in the Genfo, and eat it by the spoonful, dipping each scoop into the liquid center. You can dress up the dish by putting a ring […]
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 […]
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/ OUR AMAZON PICKS
Gored Gored Recipe
Learn how to make Gored Gored 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 pounds of tender beef4 tablespoon Niter Kibbeh (seasoned butter)4 tablespoon Berbere Awaze INSTRUCTIONS Cut the beef in cubes and on a medium skillet melt the butter (Niter Kibbeh) at low heat.Mix the beef and berbere Awaze in the butter.Sautee at high heat for 1-3 minutes continuously stirring until the meat cooked rare, medium or well done depending on your taste.Traditionally, it is served rare. Add a pinch of salt to taste and enjoy with injera or rice. Learn More About Ethiopian Foods Here. RECIPE SOURCE: https://allaboutethio.com/rgoredgored.html IMAGE SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gored_gored OUR AMAZON PICKS
A naturally fermented, spongy, gluten-free flatbread from Ethiopia is made from teff flour and Water, using wild yeast to ferment over a couple of days. It is then cooked like a crepe and turned into a flavorful, tangy bread to serve with your favorite Ethiopian food. The fermentation process can take up to 2 or 3 days, depending on your climate. There are a number of different recipes to make Injera and none have a solid formula. A number of factors can alter the quality of injera such as the temperature of the grill, the type of grill (Mitad), the temperature of the dough during fermentation, quality of the flour, ways of mixing the dough, etc. Injera is typically served with vegetables and/or meat on top where the bread is actually an eating utensil. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 5 pounds self-rising flour1 pound teff1 pound corn flour1/2 gallon Water (till medium thickness) INSTRUCTIONS Add all ingredients in large bowl and mix thoroughly by hand.Let it ferment overnight (24 hours) in room temperature.Heat a flat round or square grill (Mitad) to 400 degrees.Remix the dough; if too thick add more Water till dough is runny (medium thickness).Pour dough on grill in rotating […]
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/ OUR AMAZON PICKS
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/ OUR AMAZON PICKS
Kik Wot Recipe
Learn how to make Kik 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 5 yellow onions, minced5 red onions, minced24 cloves garlic, minced1 1/4 cups canola oil1/2 cup berbere seasoning2 tablespoons berbere seasoning2 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes5 cups red lentils10 cups Water1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamomsalt and ground black pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS Place yellow onions, red onions, and garlic in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons berbere; cook and stir until incorporated, about 3 minutes. Pour in oil and stir until combined, about 3 minutes more.Stir crushed tomatoes into the pot; cook until starting to break down into the stew, about 15 minutes. Add lentils; cook and stir, about 5 minutes. Pour in Water. Reduce heat and simmer until lentils are cooked through, about 15 minutes. Season stew with cardamom, salt, and ground black pepper in the last few minutes of cooking. NOTE Substitute another oil for the canola oil if desired. RECIPE SOURCE: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/245948/kik-wat-ethiopian-red-lentil-stew/?internalSource=hub%20recipe&referringContentType=Search Alternative Recipe […]
Learn how to make Kikil 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. INSTRUCTIONS Kikil – Kikil is a mild stew type of dish.This dish is made with Lamb and Potatoes.It is slow cooked and whatever meat you use it should have some bones.It is like Alicha in many ways but Kikil is more of a thinner Watery stew.We will need – equal parts of Lamb with bone to potatoes – fresh green chili to taste – sliced onions – chopped garlic – salt – Turmeric – Kibbeh (Ethiopian spiced butter) this is optional.In a large pan of cold Water add the Lamb, salt, turmeric, garlic, oil and onions – Bring to a boil and simmer for at least 1 hour (maybe 2 depending on the size of the bones.Now we will add the potatoes – Make sure you are happy with your meat – meaning it is well cooked and tender, as we are now only about 10 mins from being done.Finally, we will add fresh green chilli and Kibbeh – both are optional – check […]
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 […]
Kitfo is a beloved beef dish in Ethiopia. Learn how to make Kitfo 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 pound freshly grounded without fat1 teaspoon Mitmita1 teaspoon Korerima1 teaspoon salt (as needed)1/4 cup of Niter Kibbeh (Seasoned butter) INSTRUCTIONS Mix ground beef and all ingredients thoroughly.Pan sear lightly and serve your Kitfo with Injera (Ethiopian flat bread made of teff). RECIPE SOURCE: https://allaboutethio.com/rkitfo.html Alternative Recipe IMAGE SOURCE The traditional dishes that accompany Kitfo are Gomen and Ayib (Ethiopian cheese). I have included instructions for making Ayib at the end of this Kitfo recipe. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 1 pound finely ground low-fat beef4-6 tablespoons Niter Kibbeh (Ethiopian spiced butter), or more to taste (ghee is an adequate substitute)1 teaspoon mitmita powder, or more to taste1 teaspoon cardamom powder, or more to taste32 ounces of buttermilk or plain yogurt INSTRUCTIONS To prepare the dish tere, or raw, melt the Niter Kibbeh in a skillet using low heat. When it’s hot and liquefied, remove the skillet from the heat, add the beef and mix the two ingredients well. Add the spices and mix well again. If […]
Kochkocha (Yekarya Delleh) Recipe
This is a recipe to make a delicious, blazing hot, easy-to-make dipping sauce for any occasion. It goes especially well with Dirkosh – dried injera chips – but if you can’t get those, any type of chip will do (although the less salty, the better). You can also use it as an accompaniment for meat dishes: Just scoop up some of your entrée with your injera, then dip it into the Kochkocha. Or you can make your own Dirkosh: Simply put some injera on a baking sheet in a very hot oven and bake until it’s crispy, checking often to make sure it doesn’t stick to the sheet (which you might want to cover with aluminum foil). MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 1 pound jalapeño peppers (about two cups)2 tablespoon chopped onions1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger½ tablespoon cardamom½ tablespoon coriander¼ tablespoon cumin¼ tablespoon basilOlive oil INSTRUCTIONS Prepare the peppers by slicing them in half, removing the ribs and seeds, and then cutting them into pieces. In a skillet, cook the peppers in a little bit of olive oil, turning them often, until they begin to get tender. Rinse the peppers in cold Water. In a food processor, blend the peppers, onions and fresh ginger until they’re as smooth and creamy as […]
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/ OUR AMAZON PICKS
Minchet Abish Recipe
Learn how to make Minchet Abish 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 tablespoon olive oil1 pound ground beef2 red onions, finely chopped1/2 cup chili powder1 cup Water1/2 stick butterKosher salt to taste1/4 teaspoon ground ginger1/4 teaspoon chickpea flour1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom1/4 teaspoon ground cloves1/4 teaspoon ground cumin1/4 teaspoon ground coriander1/2 cup red wine1/4 teaspoon ground fenugreek EQUIPMENT Large sauce pan INSTRUCTIONS Heat the oil in the pan.Add the onions, salt and fenugreek. Sauté until browned.Add the meat. Sauté until relatively dry.Add the butter. Cook until the butter is melted.Add the ginger and wine. Cook 2 minutes.Add the chickpea flour and Water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.Add the remaining spices. Simmer until the meat is soft and tender.Serve your Minchet Abish preferably with Injera. Learn More About Ethiopian Foods Here. RECIPE SOURCE: https://allaboutethio.com/rminchet.html IMAGE SOURCE: https://www.afoodieworld.com/foodie/3251-ethiopian-eats-minchet-abish-wot OUR AMAZON PICKS
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 […]
Niter Kibbeh Recipe
Learn how to make Niter Kibbeh for yourself by using this simple recipe from Ethiopian Food Guide. Here you will learn about all the ingredients you will need your own Niter Kibbeh along with instructions on how to make it. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 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 INSTRUCTIONS 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 the milk solids remain on the bottom of the pan, about 30 minutes.Reduce the heat to low if the butter is boiling too quickly–if it burns it will taste bitter. RECIPE SOURCE: https://allaboutethio.com/rniterkibe.html Alternative Recipe IMAGE SOURCE MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 4 pounds of butter1/4 cup of Beso Bela1/4 cup of Koseret1 teaspoon Korerima1 teaspoon turmeric INSTRUCTIONS Melt butter with all ingredients at low heat for 2-3 hours. Strain the ingredients and let cool. Learn More About Ethiopian Foods Here. RECIPE SOURCE: https://allaboutethio.com/rniterkibe.html IMAGE SOURCE: https://chipabythedozen.com/en/niter-kibbeh-ethiopian-spiced-butter/ […]
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. […]
One of Ethiopia’s most famous dishes, Shiro is an essential part of the Ethiopian cuisine. It’s often prepared with minced onions and garlic, but some regions even add ground ginger, chopped tomatoes and chili peppers to the chickpea flour-based mixture. Served with injera, it’s a vegan dish although some versions contain meat. Learn how to make an authentic Ethiopian dish by using our Shiro Recipe. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 2 medium onions, diced1 tomato, pureed (or 4 oz tomato puree)1/2 cup oil1/2 cup Shiro powder (dried chickpea powder)1-1/2 to 2 cups Water1 tbsp Berbere (Ethiopian spice mix) INSTRUCTIONS Start by pureeing the onions in a blender.Dump the onion mush into a hot dry skillet.Stir frequently until the Water evaporates and the onions start to get just a tiny bit of light brown color.Once the onions begin to color a bit, add 1/2 cup of oil and berbere.Add 2-3 times more than the suggested amount for a stronger flavor.Let onion, oil, and berbere infuse for a minute or two then add pureed tomato.Before you add the Shiro powder, make sure that you have the Water close by.Add your Shiro powder gradually, briskly stirring. It will get thick very quickly.Once the Shiro seems […]
Learn how to make an authentic Ethiopian dish by using our Tibs Recipe. Here you will find all the ingredients you will need to make Tibs, a a popular traditional Ethiopian dish with all the necessary directions. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 5 tablespoons niter kibbeh, or plain unsalted butter2 medium onions, chopped medium (about 2 cups)3 inch knob ginger, minced, about 2 tablespoons6 medium cloves garlic, minced, about 2 tablespoons2 tablespoons berbere (see note above)Kosher salt1 pound beef sirloin, cut into 1-inch cubes, trimmed of excess fat and connective tissue1 teaspoon vegetable oil1 teaspoon lemon juice, to taste SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: Food processor, cast iron skillet INSTRUCTIONS Melt niter kibbeh or butter in a heavy saucepan on medium heat, and then add onions, ginger, garlic, and berbere.Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are dark, ruddy, and golden, about 30 minutes.Onions should be at a low sizzle during cooking process.Adjust heat accordingly. Transfer to food processor and blend until not quite a puree.Return to saucepan, season to taste with salt, and keep warm.Season beef on all sides generously with kosher salt then heat oil in a 12-inch cast iron or stainless-steel skillet over high heat high until lightly smoking.Add […]
Tikil Gomen Recipe
This is a popular vegetarian dish. The dish is very easy to make as well as to alter the serving size as you please. It can also be a dish to serve accompanying other Ethiopian ‘Wot’ dishes. There are many variations on this recipe; it can be prepared with just the cabbage, with carrots and potatoes, with meat, and so on. This is one of many Ethiopian dishes. It is a typical dish that is served alongside other dishes on injera. It’s very simple and tastes great. Learn how to make an authentic Ethiopian dish by using our Tikil Gomen Recipe. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS 2-3 onions, chopped1/3-1/2+ cup canola oil1-2 tbsp. turmeric3/4 cup Water4-5 Yukon gold potatoes, cut in half lengthwise then sliced into 1/4-1/2 inch pieces3-4 carrots, chopped into stick-shaped pieces1 head green cabbage, chopped6 scallions (white parts with some of the green), chopped1 1/2 tbsp. dried basil (you can use fresh basil- the store just didn’t have any that day)finely chopped garlic (see note at bottom)finely chopped ginger (see note at bottom)salt (to taste)2 jalapeno peppers, seeds removed and sliced into thin strips INSTRUCTIONS In a large pot, cook the onions, stirring occasionally, on medium/medium-high heat until they […]
Timatim Salad Recipe
There are two versions of this recipe. One with broken up pieces of Injera, and the other, without the Injera. Berbere and jalapeño peppers are key ingredients, so no matter how much you use, the salad will have at least a little bit of a kick to it. But the salad is very flexible and you can alter the proportions to suit your own tastes. Learn how to make an authentic Ethiopian dish by using our Timatim Salad Recipe. MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS Dressing: 1/4 c. canola oil3 tbsp. vinegar or wine (I’ve used white vinegar, red wine vinegar, white wine, really old leftover white wine…the recipe is forgiving. Use what you have!)Juice of one lemon (about 2-3 tbsp. bottled juice)1-2 cloves garlic, minced2 tsp. berbere (I use more, but we like it very hot) Salad: 3-4 large tomatoes (or any other kind of tomatoes you have)1/2- 1 onion, finely chopped1-2 jalapeño peppers, chopped and if desired, de-seeded for less heat2 pieces injera, torn into bite-size pieces INSTRUCTIONS Combine the ingredients for the dressing and pour over the chopped vegetables (and injera, if you wish). Serve chilled. Or just eat it the way it is and don’t tell anyone you made it so […]
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 […]
Zilzil Tibs Recipe
Learn how to make an authentic Ethiopian dish by using our Zilzil Tibs Recipe. Here you will find all the ingredients you will need to make this traditional Ethiopian dish with all the necessary directions. 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 Braised Beef: 1 pound beef tenderloin, cut into 1/2-inch cubes2 tablespoons red wine1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch squares1 small red onion, finely diced1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth or Water1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperKosher saltInjera, for serving SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: A spice grinder INSTRUCTIONS 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 […]
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.