Dabo Kolo Recipe

Dabo Kolo is crispy baked, sometimes spicy, small pieces of Dabo in the form of Kollo, which makes a great snack.


  • 2 tablespoons Berbere (Ethiopian spice similar to paprika)
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar


  • 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 are evenly browned and baked.
  • Store your Dabo Kolo in an airtight container to ensure its longevity.

*You can also make this without the Berbere.

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RECIPE SOURCE: https://allaboutethio.com/recipes-dabo-kolo.html

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