Kita is a very popular, traditional, thin flatbread native to Ethiopia. It is typically made from wheat flour. In this recipe, we will be making Kita from chickpeas. Enjoy!

Ingredients Required to Make Shimbra Kita

  • 125 grams (4.4 oz.) chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon Berbere
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • ¾ cup water
  • Salt, to taste

How to Make Shimbra Kita (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, mix chickpea flour, Berbere, salt, and cooking oil together.
  2. Pour in the water and mix well until a smooth batter is formed.

Baking

  1. Place a frying pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Once the pan is warm, pour in the batter and spread it evenly to the edges of the pan.
  3. Adjust the thickness of the mixture to resemble a crepe.
  4. Bake the crepe on both sides until it becomes crisp and has a golden-brown color.
  5. When both sides are cooked to your liking, remove the crepe from heat.
  6. Serve warm. You can enjoy them as a snack, appetizer, or as a side dish. These flavorful Kitas, infused with Berbere spice, offer a unique twist to traditional chickpea-based recipes. Pair them with your favorite dipping sauce or fill them with your preferred toppings for a delightful treat.

Equipment Recommendations to Make Shimbra Kita

Affiliate Disclaimer: As an affiliate, we get commissions for purchases made through links on this website from Amazon and other third parties.

Shimbra Kita Recipe

Shimbra (Chickpea) Kita Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Sara Seife Course: Breakfast, SnacksCuisine: EthiopianDifficulty: Medium
Servings

2

servings

Kita is a very popular, traditional, thin flatbread native to Ethiopia. It is typically made from wheat flour. In this recipe, we will be making Kita from chickpeas. Enjoy!

Cook Mode

Keep the screen of your device on

Ingredients

  • 125 grams (4.4 oz.) chickpea flour

  • 1 teaspoon Berbere

  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil

  • ¾ cup water

  • Salt, to taste

Directions

  • Preparation
  • In a bowl, mix chickpea flour, Berbere, salt, and cooking oil together.
  • Pour in the water and mix well until a smooth batter is formed.
  • Baking
  • Place a frying pan on medium-high heat.
  • Once the pan is warm, pour in the batter and spread it evenly to the edges of the pan.
  • Adjust the thickness of the mixture to resemble a crepe.
  • Bake the crepe on both sides until it becomes crisp and has a golden-brown color.
  • When both sides are cooked to your liking, remove the crepe from heat.
  • Serve warm. You can enjoy them as a snack, appetizer, or as a side dish. These flavorful Kitas, infused with Berbere spice, offer a unique twist to traditional chickpea-based recipes. Pair them with your favorite dipping sauce or fill them with your preferred toppings for a delightful treat.

Did you make this recipe?

Tag @theethiopianfood on Instagram and hashtag it with #ethiopianfood

Like this recipe?

Follow @theethiopianfood on Pinterest

Join our Facebook Community!

Follow us on Facebook

Share your love
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.

Articles: 147