Kolo (Crunchy Ethiopian Roasted Grains) Recipe

Ethiopians across the country often enjoy Kolo as a snack – after meals, along with coffee or some bear. Use this recipe to make yourself some Kolo to munch on as a snack at any time of the day.

Ingredients Required to Make Kolo

  • 1 cup barley kernels
  • ¼ cup dried chickpeas
  • ¼ cup peanuts
  • ½ tsp berbere
  • ¼ tsp salt
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How to Make Kolo (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

  1. Begin by roasting your barley, chickpeas, and peanuts on a pan until they start crackling. Stir them continuously so that they are all roasted uniformly on all sides.
  2. Right before they’re roasted thoroughly, sprinkle the berbere and some salt, and stir some more.
  3. Finally, remove the Kolo and transfer it to a serving bowl. Kolo is best served hot.

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Kolo Recipe

Kolo (Crunchy Ethiopian Roasted Grains) Recipe

3 from 2 votes
Recipe by Sara Seife Course: SnackCuisine: EthiopianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings

Ethiopians accross the country often enjoy kolo as a snack – after meals, along with coffee or some bear. Use this recipe to make yourself some Kolo to munch on as a snack at any time of the day.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup barley kernels

  • ¼ cup dried chickpeas

  • ¼ cup peanuts

  • ½ tsp berbere

  • ¼ tsp salt

Directions

  • Begin by roasting your barley, chickpeas, and peanuts on a pan until they start crackling. Stir them continuously so that they are all roasted uniformly on all sides.
  • Right before they’re roasted thoroughly, sprinkle the berbere and some salt, and stir some more.
  • Finally, remove the Kolo and transfer it to a serving bowl. Kolo is best served hot.

Notes

  • You can also roast the barley, chickpeas, and peanuts separately if you prefer. You can munch on them separately as well.
  • The berbere and salt are optional. Feel free to leave them out or add more as you prefer.

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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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