YeBeg Alicha Wot (Ethiopian Mild Lamb Stew) Recipe

Here are some easy-to-follow directions for a tasty meat-based Ethiopian meal – Alicha Wot, also known as Yebeg Alicha. It is a great choice for people that find berbere upsetting to their stomachs.

Ingredients Required to Make Alicha Wot

  • 2 lbs chopped lamb ribs and meat
  • ¼ cup Niter Kibbeh (Ethiopian clarified butter)
  • 2 cups thinly chopped white onions
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp ginger root juice
  • 1 tbsp Korerima (false cardamom)
  • ¼ tbsp turmeric
  • 2 seeded and sliced chili peppers
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tbsp salt
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How to Make Alicha Wot (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

  1. Chop the ribs and meat into smaller pieces, then clean them with cold water.
  2. Boil some water in a large pot and add the pieces of chopped ribs and meat. Then cook them for 10 minutes and strain.
  3. Cook the onion with two cups of water on medium heat – stir continuously until the onion is tender while adding the water gradually for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add the niter kibbeh, garlic, and ginger-root juice, then cook for five minutes.
  5. Add the chopped ribs and meat and stir for 5 min. Then add 4 cups of water and turmeric, cover, and cook for 30 min.
  6. Add Korerima and salt, and cook to simmer. In the end, add the hot peppers and remove from heat.

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Alicha Wot Recipe

YeBeg Alicha Wot (Ethiopian Mild Lamb Stew) Recipe

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

5

servings

Here are some easy-to-follow directions for a tasty meat-based Ethiopian meal – Alicha Wot, also known as Yebeg Alicha. It is a great choice for people that find berbere upsetting to their stomachs.

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chopped lamb ribs and meat

  • ¼ cup Niter Kibbeh (Ethiopian clarified butter)

  • 2 cups thinly chopped white onions

  • 1 tbsp garlic

  • 1 tbsp ginger root juice

  • 1 tbsp Korerima (false cardamom)

  • ¼ tbsp turmeric

  • 2 seeded and sliced chili peppers

  • 6 cups water

  • 1 tbsp salt

Directions

  • Chop the ribs and meat into smaller pieces, then clean them with cold water.
  • Boil some water in a large pot and add the pieces of chopped ribs and meat. Then cook them for 10 minutes and strain.
  • Cook the onion with two cups of water on medium heat – stir continuously until the onion is tender while adding the water gradually for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add the niter kibbeh, garlic, and ginger-root juice, then cook for five minutes.
  • Add the chopped ribs and meat and stir for 5 min. Then add 4 cups of water and turmeric, cover, and cook for 30 min.
  • Add Korerima and salt, and cook to simmer. In the end, add the hot peppers and remove from heat.

Notes

  • You can use 2 teaspoons garlic powder instead of the 1 tbsp garlic.
  • You can use 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder instead of 1 tbsp ginger root juice.

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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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