FIRFIR (Ethiopian - sometimes-spicy food-usually eaten during Breakfast)


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  • 2 whole injeras (it is a bread that is only found in ethiopia it comes from a seed called teff which comes from a plant[this bread can be bought in the US, Dubai, and of course Ethiopia] if you eat injera alone for the first time it might taste sour but you will get used to it)external image Teff_pluim_Eragrostis_tef.jpg
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  • external image Tef.jpg 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 kilograms of well chopped onion
  • 4 tablespoon of tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of berbere(a spice mixture)
  • 1/2 liter of water
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 chopped chili
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • cooking pot


  1. In the preheated cooking pot add the 1/2 of well chopped onion and sweat them down for about 5 minutes (with the lid closed).
  2. After add a tablespoon of oil, the 3 cloves of garlic minced, and the tomato sauce then stir for 2 minutes with the lid on, then close with the lid for 5 minutes to let it cook.
  3. Now you add the berbere, and salt stir well and cook for around 20 minutes with lid closed.
  4. When ever the mixture gets dry pour a little water.
  5. Then add the oil and let it cook with the lid closed for 5 minutes
  6. Turn off the heat
  7. Roll the injera to make it look like a cylinder then breck it into large pieces.
  8. Add the cutted injera into -which is NOW called the- sauce.
  9. Stir it together slowly and carefully.
  10. When the sauce has spread every where in the injera that means you are offically done.IMG_20160528_103748.jpg