Ethiopian cuisine is an incredibly diverse and flavorful combination of cultures, with each region offering its own unique dishes. One of the most beloved dishes in Ethiopia is Shiro, a chickpea stew made with spices, onions, garlic, peppers, and other seasonal ingredients. Rich in flavor and texture, Shiro is one of the most popular and versatile Ethiopian dishes and can be served both as a main dish or a side dish. This hearty dish has become a staple for many Ethiopians all over the world.

Ingredients Required to Make Shiro Wot

  • 3 cups Shiro mitten
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp berbere
  • 1 tbsp niter kibbeh
  • 3 large finely chopped onion
  • 5 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt
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How to Make Shiro Wot (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

  1. Begin by simmering the garlic, onions, and vegetable oil in a mid-sized pot.
  2. Next, add berbere to the mix and continue simmering for around 10 minutes while also adding a small amount of water to keep the mix from sticking.
  3. Add the remainder of the water; then add the Shiro mitten flour slowly (in small portions) while stirring continuously.
  4. Then continue cooking for around 25 minutes until the Shiro becomes thicker but also a bit runny.
  5. Finally, add niter kibbeh and stir for a bit, then remove from heat. Serve your Shiro hot with injera and enjoy!

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Shiro Wot Recipe

Shiro (Ethiopian Chickpea Stew) Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Sara Seife Course: Main Dishes, Lunch, DinnerCuisine: EthiopianDifficulty: Intermediate
Servings

3

servings

One of Ethiopia’s most beloved dishes, Shiro served with injera is an essential part of Ethiopian cuisine. Even though there are some versions of Shiro that include meat, this recipe does not and is thus a vegan dish. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups Shiro mitten

  • 10 cups water

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 tbsp berbere

  • 1 tbsp niter kibbeh

  • 3 large finely chopped onion

  • 5 tsp garlic powder

  • 2 tsp salt

Directions

  • Begin by simmering the garlic, onions, and vegetable oil in a mid-sized pot.
  • Next, add berbere to the mix and continue simmering for around 10 minutes while also adding a small amount of water to keep the mix from sticking.
  • Add the remainder of the water; then add the Shiro mitten flour slowly (in small portions) while stirring continuously.
  • Then continue cooking for around 25 minutes until the Shiro becomes thicker but also a bit runny.
  • Finally, add niter kibbeh and stir for a bit, then remove from heat. Serve your Shiro hot with injera and enjoy!

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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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