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Berbere lentils
The cuisine of Ethiopia is a rich and diverse culinary tradition that reflects the country’s history, culture, and geography. Some of the most common dishes in Ethiopian cuisine are:

Injera: A sour, tangy flatbread made from teff, a gluten-free grain. Injera is used as a base, utensil, and plate for various stews, salads, and vegetables.

Wot: A spicy stew that can be made with chicken, beef, lentils, or other ingredients. Wot is seasoned with berbere, a blend of chili powder and other spices, and cooked slowly until thick and flavorful.

Shiro: A vegetarian stew made from chickpeas and broad beans, often eaten during fasting days by Orthodox Christians. Shiro is creamy, mild, and usually served with injera or bread.

Kitfo: A dish of raw or lightly cooked minced beef mixed with clarified butter and spices. Kitfo is considered a delicacy and often eaten with cheese and greens.

Tibs: A dish of sautéed meat, usually lamb or beef, with onions, peppers, and herbs. Tibs can be served hot or cold, and sometimes with awaze, a spicy sauce made from berbere and honey wine.

Ethiopian cuisine is also known for its beverages, such as tej, a fermented honey wine, tella, a traditional beer made from grains, and buna, a strong coffee served with sugar and popcorn.

Main
Berbere lentils  Print Recipe

Also known as yemisir wot
.Serve with injera (the spongy flatbread).
Serves: 3
Preparation time:15 minutes
Cooking time:40 minutes
1/3 cup canola oil
1-1/2 medium yellow onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup berbere spice blend, or to taste
1 tbsp puréed fresh, peeled ginger
2 tsp puréed fresh garlic
1 cup dried red lentils, washed
3 cups water + more if needed
1/2 tsp fine sea salt, or to taste
In medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions. Cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in berbere, ginger and garlic. Cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add lentils. Cook, stirring, 1 minute.

Add 3 cups (750 mL) water. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring often and adding water if needed, until lentils disintegrate and mixture is a thick stew, about 30 minutes. Taste; season with salt.

Side Dish
Ethiopian injera pancake  Print Recipe

Teff Injera is a fermented, usually yeast-risen, iron-rich flatbread that is prepared in a pan, like a thick crepe. It has a mildly sour taste, It is gluten-free and yeast-free. The recipe can be prepared without fermentation —and the injera will not be sour. If you want to prepare it this way, just skip the fermentation step, mix all ingredients in a bowl and cook. Store in an airtight glass container in the fridge.
Serves: 4
Preparation time:15 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes
1 1/2 cups teff flour
2 cups pure water
1/2 tsp baking powder
Coconut oil for pan
1/4 tsp salt, or more to taste
Place Teff flour in a large glass bowl, add water and stir well.
Cover with a cheesecloth or towel and place on the counter and let it sit for 1 day/24hrs. Do not agitate or stir the batter, just leave it be.
After 24 hours, you’ll see that your batter is fermenting.
Bring a pan to medium heat, and very lightly, coat the pan with coconut oil.
Stir in the salt, and season with more taste if you like, until you can barely detect the saltiness. Also stir in the baking powder.
Your batter will deflate when you stir it.
Now pour enough batter into the pan to fill entire surface and cover with a lid, or if you don’t have a lid, use a cookie sheet.
It’s important to keep a lot of moisture in the pan or the Injera will crack.
You don’t flip Injera.
It takes about 5-7 minutes to cook Injera. You’ll see the top bubble like pancakes and start to dry out. When the top is dry, and the edges begin to curl/dry, use a spatula to remove the Injera from the pan.
Place on a plate and repeat, layering cooked Injera with parchment paper until you use up all the batter.

Side Dish
Grilled cauliflower with red chili zhug yogurt - black garlic - hazelnut dukah and mint salsa verde  Print Recipe

A head of cauliflower can be transformed into a super satisfying vegetarian dinner. This is a festive and fun recipe. It looks so dramatic on the table. If you have no desire making the black garlic, you can buy it online. Black garlic
Serves: 4
Preparation time:1 hour 50 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes
1 - 2-pound head cauliflower with leaves
1 gallon water
3 tablespoons salt, divided
1 tablespoon of cumin
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

Red chili zhug yogurt
Black garlic paste
Hazelnut dukah
Mint salsa verde
Trim stem of cauliflower by removing the leaves, so it will sit level on a rimmed baking sheet. Bring 2 gallons water to a boil in a large stockpot over high. Stir in 2 1/2 tablespoons salt and 1 tablespoon of cumin until dissolved.
Add cauliflower to water; place a heatproof ceramic plate on top of cauliflower to keep it submerged. Boil until tender and a fork inserted in cauliflower meets no resistance, 12 to 13 minutes. Using a spider strainer, gently lift cauliflower from water, and let drain in spider, allowing water to drip back into pot. Place cauliflower, stem side down, on a rimmed baking sheet. Let stand until cauliflower has cooled slightly and is dry to the touch, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, Preheat oven to 500°F with oven rack in center of oven.
Brush 1 tablespoon olive oil over cauliflower to apply a thin, even layer. Sprinkle remaining teaspoon of salt over cauliflower. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven, and carefully brush with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil.

Cover with Red chili zhug yogurt,
Black garlic paste,
Hazelnut dukah and
Mint salsa verde. Decorate with a few mint leaves and serve immediately.
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All-purpose wheat flour 120 g 90 g 80 g 60 g 40 g 30 g 15 g
All-purpose sifted wheat flour 110 g 80 g 70 g 55 g 35 g 27 g 13 g
White sugar 200 g 150 g 130 g 100 g 65 g 50 g 25 g
Powdered sugar/Icing sugar 100 g 75 g 70 g 50 g 35 g 25 g 13 g
Brown sugar normally packed 180 g 135 g 120 g 90 g 60 g 45 g 23 g
Corn flour 160 g 120 g 100 g 80 g 50 g 40 g 20 g
Cornstarch 120 g 90 g 80 g 60 g 40 g 30 g 15 g
Rice (not-cooked) 190 g 140 g 125 g 95 g 65 g 48 g 24 g
Macaroni (uncooked) 140 g 100 g 90 g 70 g 45 g 35 g 17 g
Couscous (uncooked) 180 g 135 g 120 g 90 g 60 g 45 g 22 g
Quick oatmeal (uncooked) 90 g 65 g 60 g 45 g 30 g 22 g 11 g
Table salt 300 g 230 g 200 g 150 g 100 g 75 g 40 g
Butter / Margarine 240 g 180 g 160 g 120 g 80 g 60 g 30 g
Shortening 190 g 140 g 125 g 95 g 65 g 48 g 24 g
Fruits and légumes chopped 150 g 110 g 100 g 75 g 50 g 40 g 20 g
chopped walnuts 150 g 110 g 100 g 75 g 50 g 40 g 20 g
Nuts /ground almonds 120 g 90 g 80 g 60 g 40 g 30 g 15 g
Fresh bread crumbs (not packed) 60 g 45 g 40 g 30 g 20 g 15 g 8 g
Dry bread crumbs 150 g 110 g 100 g 75 g 50 g 40 g 20 g
Parmesan grated 90 g 65 g 60 g 45 g 30 g 22 g 11 g
Chocolate chips 150 g 110 g 100 g 75 g 50 g 38 g  19 g
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