Must Try Food in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, an island country, shares fairly similar food to its neighbouring country India, but still holds a distinct flavour in its cuisines. With the years…

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Ethiopian Must have Recipes Top Ten – Ethiopian 10 Cooking videos

Ethiopian food is just superb and yet little known really. Below we have set out our top ten must have Ethio dishes with of course a cooking video to show you how it is all done. Now choosing ten…

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Story of Traditional Bengali Food

Bengali food is known for its scrumptious cuisines. Every single dish is made by a fabulous use of “Panchphoron” a mix of five essential spices - mustard, fenugreek, aniseeds, black cumin seeds and…

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Don’t Get Ripped Off when buying Saffron

Check out this little video, it may well save you a bundle. By far the most expensive spice is the world at around $6 - $15 a gram making this worth more than gold in weight. This video is in reply…

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Understanding Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds are essentially small lock boxes containing all of the ingredients necessary to create plant life. Because of this valuable nutrient load, and in order to ensure the continual survival…

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Mashed potato – A Classic Dish with Twist

Potatoes are considered a “New World” food as it was introduced by Spanish explorer in the 16th century to the world. If we look in the history, the cultivation of potato were done by the French…

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Kombucha Explained

Kombucha is sweet and tangy sparkling beverage that is the product of a unique method of fermentation that has recently gained the attention of health-conscious individuals around the world. The use…

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Smile like an Italian

Twenty ways they say cheese: dairy specialities from twenty Italian regions If you think Italy produces a wide variety of wine, pasta and olive oil… you are forgetting cheese. A country with an about…

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Tangy Story of Indian Pickle

Pickle – This one word define the flavour of any Indian meal. When you eat authentic Indian cuisine, a small portion of pickle is kept on the left side of a plate. This small portion has a power to…

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Top 5 Delicious Idlis from South India

Now as we have introduced you to many South Indian delicacies like Dosa, sambhar, coconut chutney, it’s time we give you one more healthy food option which comes with innumerable health benefits.…

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Indian Breads – An Essential Part of Indian Cooking

Breads are the most essential part of Indian meal. But, unlike breads cooked around the world, Indian breads are thin and cooked from various flour. The most common type of bread in Indian cooking is…

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Pie n’ Mash – Its a London Thing

As a London boy i grew up on pie n’ mash and thought the rest of the world did as kid. There were plenty of these shops, and let us be clear they are Pie n’ Mash Shops and certainly not called…

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Raita – A Cooling Tasty Treat from India

Raita is basically a yogurt based dish often served as a side dish with the main course dishes like Biryani and Paratha in India. The popular version of Indian Raita is made from vegetable, fruit and…

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Land of thousand virgins: a journey through Italian olive oils

If you ever happened to read a recipe in Italian, you might have noticed a strange ingredient: “evo”. According to the dictionary, “evo” means “era/age”: English term “Medieval”, for instance, comes…

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5 IDEAS TO SPICE UP THE NUTELLA IN YOUR LIFE (EVEN IF IT DOESN’T “NEED” IT)

1964 was a big, big year. Mary Poppins hit the big screen, Beatlemania infiltrated households worldwide, Muhammad Ali won his first worldwide heavyweight championship, and (perhaps most…

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Not all that glitter is gold: a stairway to a heavenly pizza

Pizza. Love of one’s life, fire of one’s taste. One’s sin, one’s soul. The tip of the tongue hardly prevents one’s mouth from drooling when it’s about pizza. She - sorry! - It is like a beautiful…

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Italian Food – Know Your Pasta

Gluttology A glutton’s glottological guide to the galaxy of pasta Pasta is like beauty: it comes in all shapes and sizes. We all are able to tell spaghetti apart from lasagne, but do we know what…

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History of Indian Street Food

Indian food is known for the “Curries” in the western world but frankly this big nation has lots to offer when you talk about food. Most of the tourists visiting India are advised to avoid any street…

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The Top Ten Must Have Ethiopian Food Recipes

Ethiopian food is just superb and yet little known really. Below we have set out our top ten must have Ethio dishes with of course a cooking video to show you how it is all done. Now choosing ten…

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Egg Foo Young – A Story of Chinese American Cuisine

On every Chinese takeaway menu, you find one dish which catches every single person’s attention - “Egg Foo Young”. This bizarre name dish is made from egg and looks more like pancakes. But, it taste…

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Taste Crispness of Indian Dosa

They are crispy, light and just melts in your mouth in first bite. I am talking about one of the World’s Most Delicious Food “DOSA”. The best thing about dosa is it compliments with any…

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Biryani – The Feast of Indian Kings and Nawabs

For most of the people, Biryani is nothing but rice cooked with herbs, spices and meat. But, in reality this cuisine is much more than just mixing rice and spice. You would be surprise to know that…

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Asian Food Quiz

Just for a little fun, check out this food quiz and test yourself on all things Asian food. The answers are at the bottom of the page, No cheating. 01 - What name is given to the Japanese dish of…

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Weird Food in Bad Taste Part 1

There are some very strange food related knocking about. In this series we will find a few and post them for you. Take a look at these four odd stories. An Italian stripper, Gina Lalapola, was found…

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Fruit are you crazy – Common foods you think are Vegetables

Fruit are you crazy - Common foods you think are Vegetables Avocado, Eggplant, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Peppers, Okra, Pumpkin = Fruit. There are several fruits that we often refer to and think of as…

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Indian Pickle and Chutney – How To Cook Great Food

Pickle and Chutney – The Taste Enhancers of Meals It’s believed that no Indian meal can be complete without accompaniments which is spicy pickle and tangy chutney. You can easily find hundreds of…

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Coffee Quiz – How to Cook Great Food

Have a go at this Quick Quiz on Coffee and check out the Answers at the bottom to see if you are right. 1. How many years does it take for a coffee tree to reach maturity ? 2. Brazil is the World's…

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Sweet Potato: World’s Healthiest Food

Sweet Potato is the most preferred vegetable when you start dieting. This root vegetable is a super food packed nutrients and fiber. With each sweet potato, you get minerals like manganese, copper,…

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Filipino Top Ten Recipes – Pinoy top Ten cooking Videos

How hard is it to choose ten dishes from so may and when we say many we mean thousands. Pinoy or Filipino food is just wonderful and underrated. Get in take a look at this top ten Filipino food list…

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HTCG Middle Eastern – Arabic Food Recipe Top Ten

At HTCGF we love food from all over the world. But one of our absolute favourites has to be Middle Eastern or if you like Arabic cooking. Below we have set out our top 10 Arabic recipes that we see…

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Food Quiz – Indian & Curry

Answers are at the bottom of the page - No cheating…… In Indian cuisine what are Paratha, Naan and Chapatti? What is the name of the cylindrical clay oven often used for cooking and baking in……

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WHAT IS VEGANISM? – BEING VEGAN

Veganism is a way of living characterized by practice of abstaining from the use of animal products as far as possible, particularly in diet, to avoid all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to,…

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Indian Spices and Their Health Benefits

Spices are the heart and the soul of Indian Cooking. Indian Spices are available in various colour and brings out very distinct taste in your everyday meal. Indians are habitual to use certain spices…

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The Full Monty Café: Helping You Start a Day with a Smile

Feeling lack of energy to get the day started? Worried about what lies ahead? Well, what you most probably need right now is a heavy English breakfast. But this does not mean breakfast from just any…

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Gluten Free – What is it all about and Why I should be?

A gluten-free diet is a diet that is free of a protein known as “gluten”. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye, and other related grains. A gluten-free diet is primarily used to treat…

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How To Cook Great Food - HTCG grilled cheese sandwich recipe - beef mustard

Grilled cheese sandwiches: The best sandwiches in the world?

There are very few things in life that will give you more pleasure than a perfectly prepared grilled cheese sandwich, and no, that isn’t an exaggeration either. As far as popular foods go, grilled…

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British Fish n’ Chips – Authentic British Cuisine Collection

There is nothing better to keep you warm on a cold, blustery day than fish, chips and mushy peas. This classic favourite British dish is the perfect way to enjoy the cold weather and still be warm.…

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Indian Seafood Dishes – How To Cook Great Food Indian Collection

Indian Food is renowned all over the world for its lip smacking vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Among non-vegetarian dishes - fish curries, tandoori fish, and fish tikkas are few names which…

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Indian Chicken Curry “Its not all Korma”

Due to the existence of different religious practices in India, lots of people do not consume beef and pork in their diet. Thus, chicken has become the most preferred non-vegetarian food among Indian…

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Indian Vegetarian Food – No Meat Required

Food plays a very important role in Indian lifestyle. India is the land of Hindus who consider food to be equivalent to God. This is the reason why most of the Indians opt for a vegetarian diet. In…

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Food Products with great names

Having a great product is one thing but marketing and getting a super cool name is as important. Here are a few products that may well be good but the name has let them down a little. The English…

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How To Cook Great Fried Eggs

Found this great Food Hack out there on the interweb. Going to give it a whirl tmrw for lunch. Let us know any other Food hack you have... post them on the Facebook page or email them on over to…

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Scrumptious Homemade Chicken Burger better than KFC or McDonalds by far!

You like burgers, You LOVE chicken burgers. You know the main stream takeaways are not great for your health, but they TASTE SO GOOD!!. Right? Well you can make the most Scrumptious Chicken Burger -…

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How To Cook Great Food - Egg Burger

Eggcellent Home Made Burger!

Well it sure looks like we will be having a few of these for dinner after all! I will be going for a nice cheddar rather than the processed strips though. Yummma

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How To Cook Great Food Ultimate Chocolate Bowl

The Ultimate Chocolate Bowl – TRY THIS!

Got to say this actually Rocks!! DO TRY AT HOME :-)

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How To Cook Great Food – Youtube Channel

Check out our ever growing collection of videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/howtocookgreat We are adding to this channel weekly and each video is a step by step tutorial which will help…

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Habesha Restaurant – Bangkok, Thailand

So we are in Bangkok Thailand as part of our food finding mission and guess what, An Ethiopian Restaurant. Now we had know idea that one would exist. Any way without delay we got ourselves over to…

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Ethiopian Potato and Carrot Alicha vegan

Ethiopian Potato and Carrot Alicha vegan You will need 3 med potatoes - peeled and cut 4 med carrots - peeled and cut 2 med onions - peeled and sliced 1 teaspoon turmeric Ird 1/4 cup oil Salt to…

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Ethiopian Ambasha bread

Ethiopian Ambasha bread This bread is most popular in the northern part of Ethiopia but is enjoyed all over the country. It is more of a pizza type of bread in size and shape. Often people will…

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Ethiopian Food – chicken and Butter Bean Soup shorba

Ethiopian chicken and butter bean soup shorba Really super soup, the trick with this is to cook the potatoes until they make a thick gravy. Takes a while but it really is worth it. 1 whole chopped…

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Ethiopian Food – aubergine & Butterbean vegan fasting pate recipe Eggplant

Ethiopian aubergine & Butterbean vegan fasting pate recipe Eggplant A simple vegan fasting pate that is great hot or cold and will keep fresh in the fridge for around 3 days. Fantastic with a…

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Ethiopian fried chicken wings with chili butter – Mitmita Kibe

Ethiopian fried chicken wings with chili butter - Mitmita Kibe This is a super spicy finger food, great at anytime of the day. We will Simply fry our chicken wings with a light dusting of flour…

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Ethiopian Tofu Wot recipe

Ethiopian Tofu wot recipe Really enjoyed making this dish. Tofu is so versatile and can be used in so many types of dishes. Of course this version is vegan or for fasting so does not contain any…

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Ethiopian Potato and Spinach – Collard fried fasting vegan balls

Ethiopian Potato and Spinach - Collard fried fasting vegan balls We love this little dish and it really makes a change from the regular fasting vegan types of Ethiopian food. You will need Potatoes…

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Ethiopian Keep Calm & Carry on

Ethiopian Keep Calm & Carry on Keep Calm and Carry On was a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 several months before the beginning of the Second World War, intended to…

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Korarima Korerima Ethiopian Cardamon Cardamom

Korarima Korerima Ethiopian Cardamon Cardamom   Many recipes we see online for Ethiopian cooking, state the use of cardamon. This is of course correct but the type of these pods differs…

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Sweet Ethiopia in the Desert with Desserts

Sweet Ethiopia in the Desert with Desserts             After reading the Mesob across America Wordpress page from Harry (Which by the way is always a good read), i was…

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Tenadam Ten Adam Ruta Rue

Tenadam Ten Adam Ruta Rue What started out as a little look into what we call Tenadam, a small plant that seems to grow all over the place in Ethiopia and mainly used as a added flavour to coffee,…

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What is Besobela – Beso Bela

What is Besobela - Beso Bela An incredibly delicate herb that is sun-dried and often ground to a powder. It has purple flower and a delightful smell. Also know as sacred basil, this herb is an…

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How to make Genfo

How to make Genfo Genfo is a Ethiopian porridge type of dish and is served for breakfast . It can be made from Barley flour or Bula flour. Bula is powdered Enset. Ensete ventricosum - enset or false…

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Ethiopian BBQ Goat Ribs – Goden Dry Rub

Ethiopian BBQ Goat Ribs - Goden Dry Rub Charcoal, flames, garden, sunshine and beer. These are in magical things needed to get both sexes to cook. Now what i mean is, women generally are happy to…

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What is Mitmita?

What is Mitmita? If Berebere is the "Big Daddy" of Ethiopian spices then Mitmita would be classed as the "Heavyweight". This amazing blend packs a real punch on the heat seekers chart for sure. Like…

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Chili Oil with an Ethiopian Berbere twist

Ethiopian Berbere Oil    This is really easy to put together and great on salads. Simply add whole red dried chili, garlic and black whole peppercorns, to a bottle of olive oil. Pop a lid, stopper or…

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Ethiopian Coffee by Types and Regions

A little Tour of Ethiopian Coffee Regions and Types There are many regions in Ethiopia that produce unique tasting coffees. They are all Arabica strains and not robusta. They are sometimes wet…

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What is koseret?

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

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Cooking Injera with Solar power – Injera Mitad

Cooking Injera with Solar power - Injera Mitad After a little Google surfing we found to our astonishment, a solar powered Injera mitad. Now this is sure news to us, although maybe not all of you.…

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What is Berbere?

What is Berbere? ​ Berbere ​You will not get very far in your Ethiopian cooking without this mainstay blend. This we could say is the "Big Daddy" of Ethiopian cuisine. With a deep red…

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How to make Injera

How to make Injera We have had several emails asking about how to make injera without Tef (teff). Well finally we have have got around to doing this for you. This version is made with equal…

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What are the names of Ethiopian food dishes and recipes?

What are the names of Ethiopian food dishes and recipes? If you are new to Ethiopian food, then this little list will for sure give you a helping hand. We are super happy that you have come this far…

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Ethiopian Cooking – Ethiopian pots and dishes

Ethiopian clay Pots and Dishes There are several different types dishes used to serve Ethiopian food. The main 3 are: 01 - A tall clay dish, which hot charcoal is placed under to keep the upper…

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Ethiopian Fried Fish with Mitmita (chilli) – Asa be Mitmita

You will need White fillet fish (we are using Nile Perch) 2 teaspoons of Mitmita (You could use chilli powder as an alternative) 8 teaspoons of white plain flour 1/2 cup of fine breadcrumbs 1…

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Ethiopian Coffee origins – Kaldi and His Goats

This is just one variation on the Kaldi story: More than a thousand years ago, Kaldi, an Abyssinian goat herder saw his goats acting a little strange. They were said to almost be dancing on their…

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Ethiopian Food – Nile Perch – Ethiopian Fish Recipes

As a land locked country the Ethiopian fish of choice is the Nile Perch. The Nile perch (Lates niloticus) is a species of freshwater fish in family Latidae of order Perciformes. It is widespread…

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Ethiopian Lotions and Tonics

​​ Ethiopian Herbal plants and how they are used. As in every country Ethiopia has many plants and roots that are used for medical use. Generations of familes have used many of these, though perhaps…

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Addis Restaurant – Kings Cross, London, UK

​ This double fronted eatery is a stones throw from King Cross station. I arrived with a friend on a Monday night and was surprised to find the place buzzing with lots of tables occupied. A warm…

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Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant – South London

Situated in a regular row of shops in Stockwell South London, this fine little Cafe is a real community place. Nothing special in the sense of fine dinning, but let tell you a super place to pop in…

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Meaza Restaurant – Falls Church, VA

Along Columbia Pike near Bailey Crossroads, tucked into a strip mall parking lot is Meaza Ethiopian Cuisine and Café. It’s a large restaurant with a very open dining area, reminiscent…

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Shrimp vs Prawn

At a seafood restaurant you order an item off the menu and fifteen minutes later a plate of steaming pink C-shaped food comes back. It is generally accompanied with some dipping sauces and a lemon…

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Muya Ethiopian Restaurant – London

Set in north London as are many of Londons Ethiopian restaurants sits Muya. This small modern eatery is set on two level and my first impression was, how cool the place was. Unlike many Ethio…

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Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant – London

As i entered this north London restaurant, my first impression was simply Wow and this was just from the smell. The fresh coffee and frankincense that filled the whole place, immediately gave me a…

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Kokeb Ethiopian Restaurant – London England

I popped over to this place on a very very cold night while i was in London. Tucked away from the high roads i found a small well maintained little eatery. This is more of a relaxed bistro cafe than…

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PANCIT BIHON – Shrimp Noodles & Onion Pinoy Style

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish Pancit Bihon - Shrimp noodles onion. Server with boiled white rice and salad. This and many more recipes can be found on our channel. No list of…

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AFRITADA NG MANOK – Famous Filipino Chicken dish

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish Afritada. You will need chicken, garlic, chilli fresh, chilli powder, water, oil, tomatoes, carrots,sweet peeper or capsicums, fish sauce, bay leaves.…

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PINOY BISTEK (BEEF STEAK Pinoy Style)

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish beef steak Pinoy Bistek. Server with boiled white rice and salad. This and many more recipes can be found on our channel. No list of Filipino food…

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GINILING NA BAKA (MINCED BEEF)

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish Giniling na Baka - Pinoy minced beef. Serve with boiled white rice and salad. No list of Filipino food would be complete without Afritada. Some people…

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DAING NA BANGUS (FRIED MILK FISH)

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish ‪Daing na Bangus milk fish Pinoy Style. Serve with boiled white rice and salad. This and many more recipes can be found on our channel. No list of…

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Sinigang na Manok – Pinoy chicken

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino Sinigang na Manok - Pinoy Chicken. Server with boiled white rice and salad. This and many more recipes can be found on our channel. Some people add potatoes…

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Lechon Paksiw Pork Pinoy Style

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish Lechon Paksiw pork Server with boiled white rice and salad. No list of Filipino food would be complete without Afritada. Some people add potatoes to…

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SARCIADONG ISDA – Fish egg tomatoes

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish ‬Sarciadong Isda Fish egg tomatoes Server with boiled white rice and salad. This and many more recipes can be found on our channel. No list of…

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GINATAANG TILAPIA(WHOLE FISH IN COCONUT MILK)

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish Ginataang tilapia, or whole fish in coconut milk. You will need vinegar, garlic, chilli fresh, onions, ginger, coconut milk, fish sauce, whole cleaned…

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ARROZ CALDO – Chicken Rice Pinoy Style

This recipe is for the Filipino dish Arroz Caldo. You will need whole chicken, onion, garlic, ginger, whole chilli. chilli powder, rice, water, fish sauce, black pepper. We have many more Filipino…

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Butter Ginger Prawns – Ginsang Hipon sa Mantikilya

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish Butter Prawns - Ginsang Hipon sa Mantikilya. You will need uncooked prawns, garlic, chilli fresh, onions, ginger, butter, water, oil, parsley, oyster…

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LECHONG KAWALI (FRIED BELLY PORK)

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish lechon kawalai crispy fried pork belly. Server with boiled white rice and salad. No list of Filipino food would be complete without Afritada. Some…

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GINATAANG ALIMASAG (CRABS IN COCONUT)

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish Ginataang Alimasag pinoy crab. Server with boiled white rice and salad. No list of Filipino food would be complete without Afritada. Some people add…

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ADOBONG PAA NG MANOK (CHICKEN FEET)

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish chicken feet adobong paa ng manok. Server with boiled white rice and salad. No list of Filipino food would be complete without Afritada. Some people add…

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CHICKEN CURRY PINOY STYLE

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish Pinoy chicken style curry. Server with boiled white rice and salad. No list of Filipino food would be complete without Afritada. Some people add…

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Bicol Express Recipe Pinoy Pork

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish beef steak Pinoy Bistek. The Bicol Region or Region V (also known as Bicolandia) is one of the 17 regions of the Philippines. Bicol (also spelled Bikol)…

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Nilagang Baka Beef Stew – Pinoy Style

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish Nilagang Baka Beef Stew Recipe ‬ Serve with boiled white rice and salad. No list of Filipino food would be complete without Afritada. Some people add…

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BBQ Chicken wings ‬Pinoy Recipe – Inihaw na Pakpak ng Manok

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish Inihaw na Pakpak ng Manok BBQ Chicken wings Recipe Serve with boiled white rice and salad. No list of Filipino food would be complete without Afritada.…

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PINAPUTUKAN NA TILAPIA

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish Pinaputukan na bbq grilled tilaipa. Server with boiled white rice and salad. No list of Filipino food would be complete without Afritada. Some people…

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BBQ PORK RIBS PINOY STYLE

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish BBQ pork ribs ‪Pinoy style. Server with boiled white rice and salad. This and many more recipes can be found on our channel. No list of Filipino food…

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BBQ Beef ‪Pinoy style

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish BBQ Beef ‪Pinoy style. Serve with boiled white rice and salad. Some people add potatoes to this dish as well. 1 kg beef tenderloin 70gm chop red onion…

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BBQ MILK FISH – PINOY STYLE ‬Inihaw na bangus

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish ‬Inihaw na bangus bbq milk fish PinoyRecipe ‬ Serve with boiled white rice and salad. Some people add potato. 1 pc milk fish big size 5 cloves chop…

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GINISANG MONGGO SA TINAPA

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish Ginisang monggo sa Tinapa pinoy Recipe. Lots of great stuff is this dish including smoked fish, fresh prawns, dried shrimp, shrimp paste. Server with…

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BBQ PORK RIBS / PINOY STYLE

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish BBQ pork ribs ‪Pinoy style Recipe.‬ Server with boiled white rice and salad. Some people add potatoes to this dish as well. 1 kg Pork ribs 2 tbsp brown…

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ADOBONG BABOY – HTCG FIlipino style

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish Adobo Baboy pork Recipe ‬ ‪ Server with boiled white rice and salad. 1Kg pork belly 300gm potato 150gm red onion 2pcs bay leaves 15gm minced garlic…

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Das Ethiopian Restaurant – N.W, Washington, DC

Directly off M street in downtown Georgetown, Das Ethiopian has a very quaint atmosphere with charm and class. A friend and I made plans to visit during the weekend. Being that is was a Saturday…

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Pininyahang Manok

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino dish Pininyahang Manok ‪Pinoy chicken and pineapple. No list of Filipino food would be complete without Afritada. Serve with boiled white rice and salad.…

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Asadong Manok Chicken Potatoes ‎

This is a recipe for the famous Filipino Adobo Manok Pinoy No list of Filipino food would be complete without Afritada. Server with boiled white rice and salad. Some people add potatoes to this dish…

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Karamara Ethiopian Restaurant Review – Arlington VA.

Karamara Ethiopian Restaurant is located in the heart of the growing Columbia Pike corridor in Arlington, VA. Tucked away in a cozy strip of restaurants, Karamara offers convenient parking and a very…

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What is Soy Sauce / How is Soy Sauce Made?

Soy sauce is a condiment produced from a fermented paste of boiled soybeans, roasted grain, brine and Aspergillus oryzae or Aspergillus sojae molds. After fermentation, the paste is pressed,…

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Ethiopian Tea

Completely over shadowed by its coffee (buna), Ethiopian tea is produced and widely drunk within the country. it is traditionally drunk black and made with cinnamon, cloves and cardamon. Sugar and…

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What is Injera?

Injera is probably the hardest thing to make within Ethiopian cooking. The process is long and i have heard many tales that the altitude and water of Ethiopia affect the out come, how true this is i…

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Lucy Restaurant – Addis Ababa Ethiopia

A well named eatery as it is housed next door to one of the main museums in Addis Ababa that houses the remains of the famous skeleton of Lucy. Said to be one if not the oldest ever found. It is a…

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What is Gomen – Ethiopian recipes & cooking

Gomen is Collard green type of vegetable, there are many types of Collards but the best way i suppose to describe them is that they are usually a dark green thin leaf. This can range from a light…

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Fast Food Far Away

What a great relief it is to know that Ethiopia does not have a single McDonalds, Burger King, KFC and in fact any other high street food brand. Although Addis Ababa is a throbbing large city with…

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Zeret Kitchen – Ethiopian Restaurant in London UK

Let me start by doing a little a geography of this fine Ethiopian restaurant. It is in Camberwell a south London area away from the tourist trap areas and not the nicest area in town by a long shot…

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Yod Abyssinia – Restaurant Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Probably the most famous restaurant in Addis Ababa due to its stage show. Based in the Bole area of town Yod is a huge open space that could seat i would say around 200 people, if not more. As you…

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Ethiopian recipes Doro Wot wat wet

What is what, Wot Wat Wet… I think i am going with Wot in this blog but it does seem to have several spellings. Probably the most famous dish in Ethiopian cooking, Doro wot is a fantastic…

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What is Ethiopian Food – Part One

With a population of 80 million, up to 80 languages and a land mass of 426,000 sq miles (that is bigger than France and Spain combine), depending on which reports you choose to go with. …

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The Organic boom and Ethiopia

Organic chicken, organic eggs, organic beef, organic this and organic that. The western world is awash with organic products that we all pay a premium on. Now i am not saying that we should not be…

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Mild minced chicken stew (mild) – Yedoro minchet abish (alach’a)

1 medium chicken 1 cups chopped red onions 2 cups water 1 cup Niter Kibbeh ½ tsp minced ginger ¼ tsp black pepper ¼ tsp cardamom (Koremina) ½ cup wine Salt to…

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Tongue and tripe – Milasina sember

1 lb tongue 1 medium tripe 2 cups chopped red onions ½ cup niter kibbeh ½ tbsp ginger ½ tbsp garlic ½ tsp black pepper 1 small can tomato purée 6 cups……

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Yedoro infille (Chicken)

Chicken pieces or chopped whole 3 chopped red onions 4 teaspoons of Berbere 1 cup Niter kibbeh 2 cups water ½ tsp black pepper 1 tbsp garlic 1 tbsp ginger Salt to taste Method Remove…

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Hot minced chicken stew (hot) – Yedoro minchet abish

1 medium chicken 2 cups chopped red onions ½ cup red pepper 2 cups water 2 cup spiced butter ½ tsp minced garlic ½ tsp minced ginger ½ tsp black pepper ½…

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Spiced tripe, liver and beef – Dullet

1 lb lamb tripe 1 lb lamb liver 1 lb lean minced meat 1 tbsp berbere 2 medium chopped green pepper ½ cup chopped red onions 1 cup spiced butter ½ tsp black pepper ½ tsp…

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Mild chicken stew – Doro alich’a

1 whole chicken 6 cups chopped red onions 2 cups Niter kibbeh ¼ tsp black pepper ¼ tsp bishops weed ¼ tsp garlic powder 4 cups water 1 medium lime 6 hard boiled eggs…

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Leg of lamb in hot sauce – Yebeg infille

1 leg of lamb 1 cup chopped red onions ½ cup berbere 1 cup niter kibbeh ½ tsp fresh minced ginger ½ tsp fresh minced garlic ½ tsp black pepper ½ tsp cardamom…

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Kidney, liver in spicy sauce – Yehodiqa we’t

1 large lamb or beef kidney ½ lamb or beef liver 2 cups chopped red onions ½ cup berbere ¼ tsp ginger ½ cup cooking wine 1 cup spiced butter ¼ tsp cardamom…

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Kidney, liver, intestine & tripe cooked in sauce – Yehodiqa t’ibs

½ lb lamb or beef kidney ½ lb lamb or beef liver ½ lb lamb or beef intestine ½ lb lamb or beef tripe 1 cup spiced butter 1 cup chopped onions ½ tsp cardamom…

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Ground beef stew (mild) – Zigni alich’a

1lb lean ground beef 2 cups chopped red onions 2 cups water 1 cup niter kibbeh ½ tsp cardamom (koremina) ½ tsp ginger ¼ tsp bishops weed ¼ tsp fresh garlic Salt to…

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Fried beef stew – T’ibs we’t

2 lb cubed beef 2 cups chopped onions 2 cups niter kibbeh 1 cup berbere ¼ tsp cardamom ½ tsp ginger ¼ tsp black cumin ¼ tsp cloves ½ tsp garlic ¼…

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Dried beef stew – Yeqwant’a zilbo

1lb dried beef 2 cups chopped red onions ¼ tsp ground fenugreek ½ cup berbere 1 cup niter kibbeh 1 cup shiro water 2 ½ cups water Method In a pan fry onions until brown…

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Boiled beef Gintir

1 ½ lb beef ribs 1 cup chopped red onions 1 cup niter kibbeh 1 tsp ginger paste ½ tsp black pepper 2 cups water Salt to taste Method In a pan on a low heat dry fry the onions…

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Beef cooked in red pepper – Awaze mereq

1 ½ lb beef on bone 3 cups chopped red onions 1.5 cup berbere paste ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp ginger powder 4 cups water 1 cup niter kibbeh Salt to taste In a frying pan…

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Injera made from rice – Yeruz injera

1½ lbs rice flour 1 pkt yeast 5 cups water Method In a mixing bowl add flour and water. Mixing well Add yeast and mix well. Allow to rise. Preheat a pancake pan. With ¾ cup of…

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Injera made from barley – Yegebs injera

1½ lbs barley flour yeast 5 cups water Method In a bowl add flour and 2 ½ cups water. Mix together by hand. Cover and leave overnight. Add 2 ½ cups of warm water along…

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Injera made from corn – Yebeqolo injera

1 ½ lbs corn flour 5 cups water 1 pkt yeast Method In a mixing bowl add flour and water mixing well. Mix in the yeast. Leave to stand until mixture rises. Preheat a pancake pan. With…

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Injera made from sorghum – Yemashila injera

1 ½ lbs sorghum powder yeast 5 cups water Method In a mixing bowl add flour and water. Mix well. Add yeast mixing well. Leave to stand until mixture rises. Preheat a pancake pan. With…

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Injera made from tef – Yet’ef injera

1 ½ lbs tef flour 5 cups water 1½ pkts yeast Method Clean the tef flour removing all foreign materials. Grind to a fine powder. In a mixing bowl add powder slowly adding a little…

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Shiro

Ingredients 
3 cups of mitten
 3 large onion fine chopped
 1 cup of vegetable oil
 5 teaspoons minced garlic
 1 table spoon Berbere
 2 teaspoons salt 10 cups of water 
In your pot, simmer…

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Yeshimbra Asa (Pea Flour Fish)

Please note this dish does not contain any fish as the name suggests. In fact it is a vegan dish 2 Onions chopped 3 Tbl spoons Berbere 1 Tbl spoon Cayenne 2 Cup Chick pea flour 1/2 Tsp Salt Oil…

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Yataklete Kilkil – Mixed Vegetable

There are many versions of this dish, this is just one. 7 Potatoes – peeled and cut into chunks  5 Carrots – peeled and cut Good handful of Green beans – cut in half 3…

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Misir Wot (Yellow Lentil Stew / Dall)

Ingredients 

4 cups of red lentils
 3 large onions fine chopped
 1 cup of vegetable oil 2 teaspoons minced garlic
 2 Teaspoon turmeric
 Pinch salt
 8-10 cups of water Method In large pot,…

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Kitfo – (Like – Steak Tartar)

Ingredients 2 lbs of best top beef 5 teaspoons of ground cayenne pepper (Mitmita) 4 tablespoons Nitir Kebe 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder (korerima) salt and black pepper Method Cut the meat in…

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Kinche (cracked wheat)

Ingredients 1 cup of cracked wheat 3 cups of water 2 table spoon of Kibe Salt to taste Method Bring the water to boil in a medium high heat (you can mix milk with water). Add the cracked wheat,…

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Kidney bean Soup – Yeadengware Shorba

Ingredients 
1.5 cup kidney beans soaked in water overnight 
7 cups of water
 1 medium onion chopped 
2 medium carrots peeled, chopped 
3 cup vegetable or beef stock
salt to taste
 2 small…

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Gored-Gored (Beef)

Ingredients 2   pounds of tender high end beef 4    tablespoon Neter Kiba 4    tablespoon berbere Method Cut the beef in cubes and in a pot melt the butter (Kiba) at…

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Gomen (Greens)

See note before cooking Note - Gomen, for the recipes below we will be using Collard Greens. This recipes can be made with light leaves such as Spinach up to the various grades of harder green…

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Genfo (Porridge)

Ingredients 2 cups of all purpose flour 2 tbsp of Kibe 1 tsp berbere, Salt and water Method Add 3 cups of water in a pot and a teaspoon of salt and let it boil on a medium hot heat. Once water…

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Fasolia (Green Beans)

This is a simple dish but full of flavour. You can use other types of long green beans as well including Mange Tout, French and Sugar Snaps. Ingredients Green Beans Carrots (half the amount of…

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Ethiopian Lamb (Awaze Tibs)

Ingredients: 1/8 cup peanut oil
 2 red onions, chopped
 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated (about 1 1/2 tsp) 
3 cloves garlic, crushed 
2 tsp berbre 
1 cup stock 
2 lbs cubed lamb Method:…

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Ethiopian Cabbage, Potato and Carrot Stir-Fry

Ingredients 1/3 cup nit'ir qibe  2 onion, thinly sliced 4 carrots, thinly sliced 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1-inch piece fresh, peeled ginger chopped 1 teaspoon ground cumin 3/4…

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Enqulal fitfit (Omelette)

Ingredients 2 large free-range organic eggs 
2 tablespoons milk Salt to taste 
Black pepper 
1 small onion finely chopped 
½ small green bell pepper finely chopped 
½ small red…

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Doro Wot

Ingredients chicken legs & thighs –2 pounds lemon, juice only—1 salt onions, chopped—6 (at least) garlic 5 cloves ginger Niter kibbeh 3 tablespoons paprika pinch…

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Defo Dabo

Ingredients 800g wholemeal wheat flour 8g or a sachet of instant dry yeast 1 tbsp bishop's weed 1 tbsp ground coriander 4 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp black cumin (seeds) 6 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp…

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Dabo Kolo

Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 3 Tablespoons honey ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ cup oil Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Add water slowly to…

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Chechebsa (Kita firfir)

Ingredients One cup of all purpose flour 4 table spoon of Niter Kibe 2 tea spoon of berbere - salt Water This flat bread Kita is a chapati or pitta type. Mix your flour and water in a bowl,…

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Buticha (Hummus like dip)

Ingredients 3 cups of chickpeas (you can use canned but it is always better to soak and boil them fresh) 1  large red onion 1 good sized green chilli 4 cloves garlic 1 cup fat-free yogurt 2…

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Azifa (Green Lentil Salad) htcg

Ingredients 1 cup of green lentils (soak them over night, you can used canned but it is just not the same) 1 big lemon and its juice Olive oil 2 tomatoes finely chopped 1 green chilli chopped 1…

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Ayib (Lab) Fresh Ethiopian Cheese

Ingredients 1/2 gallon milk (8 cups or 2 quarts) 2/3 cup lemon juice salt and pepper Bring the milk to a boil over high heat.  Reduce the heat to medium and pour in the lemon juice.  Reduce heat to…

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Alitcha Aterkik – Yellow Split Peas

4 cups water 1 cup dried yellow split peas olive oil 1/2 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 inch of fresh ginger peeled, finely chopped 1/2 tsp ground turmeric salt Place 3 cups water (or…

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Alicha Siga Wot (Mild beef)

Ingredients 3 pounds of beef cubed 4 large onions chopped 5 cloves garlic Vegetable oil Fresh Ginger 1 tsps of turmeric 2 tsps of Alicha Kimem 1 tsp salt In a your pot, brown your onions and garlic…

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