Kinche is a common but distinctively Ethiopian breakfast dish. Somewhat resembling oatmeal, it is very easy and convenient to prepare, and it is also considered healthy. It can be made using various cracked cereals such as Sinde (wheat), Bekolo (corn), or Ajja (oats); all of which can easily be found in a nearby grocery store. Here is a simple recipe that you can follow to make Kinche at home.

Ingredients Required to Make Kinche

  • 1 cup of cracked wheat
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tbsp niter kibbeh (Ethiopian clarified butter)
  • 2 tsp salt
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How to Make Kinche (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

  1. First, mix the milk and water in a mid-sized pot, set the heat on your oven to medium-high, and boil them together.
  2. Then add the wheat to the mix, and let the mixture cook for about 20 min. – with the pot lid covered so that the wheat absorbs the moisture.
  3. When you are finished cooking, transfer the Kinche to a bowl and add the niter kibbeh and salt. Then mix them all thoroughly, and serve hot in bowls.

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Kinche Recipe

Kinche Recipe

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Recipe by Sara Seife Course: BreakfastCuisine: EthiopianDifficulty: Easy
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Kinche is a common but distinctively Ethiopian breakfast dish. Somewhat resembling oatmeal, it is very easy and convenient to prepare, and it is also considered healthy. It can be made using various cracked cereals such as Sinde (wheat), Bekolo (corn), or Ajja (oats); all of which can easily be found in a nearby grocery store. Here is a simple recipe that you can follow to make Kinche at home.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cracked wheat

  • 1 cup of milk

  • 2 cups of water

  • 2 tbsp niter kibbeh (Ethiopian clarified butter)

  • 2 tsp salt

Directions

  • First, mix the milk and water in a mid-sized pot, set the heat on your oven to medium-high, and boil them together.
  • Then add the wheat to the mix, and let the mixture cook for about 20 min. – with the pot lid covered so that the wheat absorbs the moisture.
  • When you are finished cooking, transfer the Kinche to a bowl and add the niter kibbeh and salt. Then mix them all thoroughly, and serve hot in bowls.

Notes

  • If you prefer, you may use cracked oats, or cracked corn instead of the creacked wheat.

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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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