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4 Popular Ethiopian Comfort Foods
Like all comfort foods, Ethiopian comfort foods are food types that are characterized by their high carbohydrate level, and high caloric contents, coupled with how easy they are to prepare. Moreover, they are also known to provide a nostalgic or sentimental value to a specific individual or culture.
Genfo (Ethiopian Porridge) RecipeCooks in 70 minutesDifficulty: Intermediate
Genfo, which is porridge in Amharic, is a well-known comfort dish and breakfast food, traditionally enjoyed by recovering new mothers. In Ethiopia, it can be made using wheat, barley, or maize, enriched with berbere and niter kibbeh. For this recipe, we will keep it simple and use wheat to make our Genfo.
Kikil RecipeCooks in 70 minutesDifficulty: Intermediate
Kikil is a mild stew made with lamb and potatoes. In some ways, it is similar to Alicha Wot but Kikil is more of a thinner watery stew. Learn how to make Kikil by using this simple beginner-friendly recipe.
YeAja Atmit (Ethiopian Cream of Oatmeal) RecipeCooks in 70 minutesDifficulty: Easy
Atmit is an excellent, nutritious beverage that resembles a thin, filling porridge. Atmit, which has its origins in Ethiopia, is a widely consumed comfort beverage there that both kids and adults love. Several cereals and ingredients can be used to make it. As a result, Atmit recipes might differ greatly.
Telba (Ethiopian Flaxseed Beverage) RecipeCooks in 70 minutesDifficulty: Intermediate
Telba is a rich, pleasant, and healthful beverage from Ethiopia. It is created from ground, toasted flax seeds. Here is a simple recipe that you can follow to make Telba (Ethiopian Flaxseed Beverage) at home.