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Shiro Wot – (Ground Lentil and Chickpea Stew)


1/2 cup Shiro powder

1 tsp Berbere

1/4 cup olive oil 

2.5 cups water, 

2 cloves garlic, 1 small onion, salt as needed


Total Time- 60 Minutes

Prep- 10 minutes

Inactive Prep- 10 minutes

Cooking- 40 minutes

Yield- 2 Servings

Level- Easy

How to make it - Shiro (Chickpeas stew)

  1. Finely chop onion and garlic and in a medium pot, sauté with olive oil for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add berbere spice and a couple of tea spoons of water and simmer for about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the remaining water to the pot and carefully whisk in shiro powder a teaspoon at a time until completely combined.
  4. Let it cook on low heat until it becomes thick but smooth---about 15 minutes.
  5. Add salt to taste. Serve hot with injera on the side.

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