Alicha Siga Wot (Ethiopian Yellow Beef Stew) Recipe

Alicha Siga Wot, or Ethiopian Yellow Beef Stew, is one of the most popular dishes with a unique blend of spices, flavors, and cooking techniques that have been passed down over generations to be enjoyed by Ethiopians and non-Ethiopians alike.

Not only is this dish incredibly tasty, but it’s also simple to make! If you’ve never tried Alicha Siga Wot before, you owe it to yourself to give this recipe a try!

Ingredients Required to Make Alicha Siga Wot

  • 2 pounds of beef (cut into small cubes)
  • 3 yellow onions (finely minced)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 3 tablespoons of ginger (finely minced)
  • 3 tablespoons of garlic (finely minced)
  • ¼ tsp. Turmeric
  • 1 tsp. of Korerima (Black Cardamom)
  • 1 tsp. of black pepper
  • ¼ cup of Niter Kibbeh
  • salt (to taste)
amazonfreshwordmark.svg

Get your Ingredients, Vegetables and all your Daily Essentials

View Todays Offers

How to Make Alicha Siga Wot (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

  1. Rinse the pieces of beef meat with hot water, drain the water, and set aside.
  2. Cook the onions over medium heat in a large iron or enamel stewpot with the lid closed for 5 min.
  3. Add some water and continue cooking the onions for 5 more min.
  4. Once the water has evaporated and the onions turn translucent, add some water and continue cooking for another 5 min. Don’t let the onions get burnt.
  5. Add the oil and continue cooking for 2 min. before adding the ginger, then continue cooking for 2 more min. Then add the turmeric, garlic, black pepper, and Korerima.
  6. Continue to add hot water as necessary. The sauce ought to resemble soup in consistency.
  7. Add a quarter of a cup of Niter Kibbeh and let it melt over the sauce as you continue to cook for 5 more min.
  8. Now, add the beef cubes slowly and continue cooking for 15 min. with lid closed, stirring now and then. At this point, the sauce should not be watery but thick.
  9. Lower the heat to medium and add some salt, and continue cooking for 2 min. before adding the Niter Kibbeh. Then let the stew simmer for about 5 min.
  10. Finally, turn off the heat, and serve along with Injera.

Equipment Recommendations to Make Alicha Siga Wot

Affiliate Disclaimer: As an affiliate, we get commissions for purchases made through links on this website from Amazon and other third parties.

Alicha Siga Wot Recipe

Alicha Siga Wot (Ethiopian Yellow Beef Stew) Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by theethiopianfood Course: Main Dishes, Lunch, DinnerCuisine: EthiopianDifficulty: Intermediate
Servings

7

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

45

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

Alicha Siga Wot, or Ethiopian Yellow Beef Stew, is one of the most popular dishes with a unique blend of spices, flavors, and cooking techniques that have been passed down over generations. Not only is this dish incredibly tasty, but it’s also simple to make! If you’ve never tried Alicha Siga Wot before, you owe it to yourself to give this recipe a try!

Cook Mode

Keep the screen of your device on

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of beef (cut into small cubes)

  • 3 yellow onions (finely minced)

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon of oil

  • 3 tablespoons of ginger (finely minced)

  • 3 tablespoons of garlic (finely minced)

  • ¼ tsp. Turmeric

  • 1 tsp. of Korerima (Black Cardamom)

  • 1 tsp. of black pepper

  • ¼ cup of Niter Kibbeh

  • salt (to taste)

Directions

  • Rinse the pieces of beef meat with hot water, drain the water, and set aside.
  • Cook the onions over medium heat in a large iron or enamel stewpot with the lid closed for 5 min.
  • Add some water and continue cooking the onions for 5 more min.
  • Once the water has evaporated and the onions turn translucent, add some water and continue cooking for another 5 min. Don’t let the onions get burnt.
  • Add the oil and continue cooking for 2 min. before adding the ginger, then continue cooking for 2 more min. Then add the turmeric, garlic, black pepper, and Korerima.
  • Continue to add hot water as necessary. The sauce ought to resemble soup in consistency.
  • Add a quarter of a cup of Niter Kibbeh and let it melt over the sauce as you continue to cook for 5 more min.
  • Now, add the beef cubes slowly and continue cooking for 15 min. with lid closed, stirring now and then. At this point, the sauce should not be watery but thick.
  • Lower the heat to medium and add some salt, and continue cooking for 2 min. before adding the Niter Kibbeh. Then let the stew simmer for about 5 min.
  • Finally, turn off the heat, and serve along with Injera.

Did you make this recipe?

Tag @theethiopianfood on Instagram and hashtag it with #theethiopianfood

Like this recipe?

Follow @theethiopianfood on Pinterest

Join our Facebook Group!

Follow us on Facebook

Share your love
The Ethiopian Food
The Ethiopian Food

The Ethiopian Food is an online platform aimed at helping all Ethiopian Food lovers around the world get easy access to their favorite Ethiopian Foods at the comfort of their homes using our authentic Recipes, find an Ethiopian Restaurant near them, and learn all about Ethiopian Cuisine.

Articles: 1923