Engotcha and The Rich Culinary Heritage of Ethiopian Jews

This is a traditional dish popular among Ethiopian Jews. Learn how to make Engotcha by using this simple recipe. Here you will find all the ingredients you need to make this traditional Ethiopian dish with all the necessary directions.

Ingredients Required to Make Engotcha

  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 packet yeast
  • ¾ cup water
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How to Make Engotcha (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

  1. Begin by soaking the sugar and yeast in a quarter cup of warm water for about 15 minutes.
  2. In a separate small-sized bowl, add half a cup of water and mix the egg.
  3. Add the wheat flour to a mid-sized bowl and add the egg-water mix, and mix them together thoroughly until the dough becomes clumpy and thick.
  4. Add the yeast mix to the dough and start kneading the dough thoroughly again.
  5. Cover the kneaded dough with a clean cloth and let it sit for an hour or so until it rises.
  6. Pre-heat your oven to 300°, then tear about 5 pieces from the dough. These should be enough to make 5 average-sized Engochas, which are about 6 – 7 inches wide each.
  7. Place the 5 pieces of dough on a greased oven platter and back them in the oven for approximately 30 min. In the end, the Engocha will have a nice golden color.
  8. When ready, serve with honey for dipping.

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Engotcha Recipe

Engotcha Recipe

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Recipe by Sara Seife Course: Appetizers, Breakfast, SnacksCuisine: EthiopianDifficulty: Intermediate

This is a traditional dish popular among Ethiopian Jews. Learn how to make Engotcha by using this simple recipe. Here you will find all the ingredients you need to make this traditional Ethiopian dish with all the necessary directions.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups wheat flour

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • 1 packet yeast

  • ¾ cup water

Directions

  • Begin by soaking the sugar and yeast in a quarter cup of warm water for about 15 minutes.
  • In a separate small-sized bowl, add half a cup of water and mix the egg.
  • Add the wheat flour to a mid-sized bowl and add the egg-water mix, and mix them together thoroughly until the dough becomes clumpy and thick.
  • Add the yeast mix to the dough and start kneading the dough thoroughly again.
  • Cover the kneaded dough with a clean cloth and let it sit for an hour or so until it rises.
  • Pre-heat your oven to 300°, then tear about 5 pieces from the dough. These should be enough to make 5 average-sized Engochas, which are about 6 – 7 inches wide each.
  • Place the 5 pieces of dough on a greased oven platter and back them in the oven for approximately 30 min. In the end, the Engocha will have a nice golden color.
  • When ready, serve with honey for dipping.

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Sara Seife
Sara Seife

Sara is a blogger, nutritionist, and recipe engineer who loves to create and share Ethiopian food recipes and guides. She is the Chief Editor of The Ethiopian Food, an online platform that aims to help people all over the world learn about and enjoy Ethiopian cuisine. Sara is passionate about sharing her love of Ethiopian food and culture with others, and she hopes that her recipes and guides will help people to create delicious and authentic Ethiopian meals at home.

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