Dabo Kolo Recipe

Dabo Kolo Recipe

Recipe by theethiopianfoodCourse: SnackCuisine: EthiopianDifficulty: Beginner

Dabo Kolo is crispily baked with small pieces of Dabo in the form of Kollo, which makes a great snack. This recipe adds some berbere to make it spicier and give its a little bit of a kick.


  • 2 cups wheat flour

  • 2 tbsp berbere

  • ¼ cup oil

  • ½ tbsp salt

  • 1 ½ tbsp sugar


  • First, preheat the oven to 375f. Then mix the wheat flour, berbere, sugar, and salt inside a medium-sized bowl.
  • Slowly pour half a cup of water while you continue mixing until the mixture thickens to a paste.
  • Sprinkle some flour on a clean flat board. Then add the mixture to the board and knead it until it becomes a stiff dough.
  • Add some oil to the dough and continue kneading for 5 – 10 more minutes. Then place the dough into a large bowl and cover it with a cloth to keep it moist.
  • Take chunks from the dough and roll them into round long strips that are about a quarter of an inch wide.
  • Cut the long strips of dough and cut them into small pieces of tiny dough using kitchen scissors.
  • Place the tiny dough pieces onto a firing pan and bake them until they’re crispy for 25 – 30 minutes.
  • While baking, make sure to move them around to make sure that they are backed and browned evenly.
  • Remove from the pan and serve hot for best taste.


  • You can make this recipe without the berbere, or make half of the portion with berbere and the other half without, which can be very aesthetically pleasing.
  • If you are making a large batch of Dabo Kolo, use Injera Makers (Carpe Makers) instead of pans.
  • You can store Dabo Kolo in an airtight container for longevity.

Ingredients And Equipment

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