Traditional African Food Recipes

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Shown above: African Beef Stew.

Shown below: Recipes for spiced butter and Injera, a flatbread commonly known as Ethiopian Silverware.  


INJERA


INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of Teff flour (If you can't get Teff flour, fine wheat flour or buckwheat flour will do).

1 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda

2 cups of Cub Soda

Oil



DIRECTIONS: 

In a large bowl, combine the flour and the baking soda.

Add the club soda and mix well to form a mixture of about the same consistency as pancake batter.

Brush a large skillet lightly with oil.

Heat until hot over medium heat.

Carefully pour the batter in a circle around the edge of the pan until the center is filled in.

Tilt the pan and gently shake it to fill in any air holes.

Cook for 1-2 minutes, until the surface is spongey.  DO NOT flip the bread.

Gently tip the pan, and slide the Injera bread onto a plate.

Repeat the above steps until all of the batter is gone.

Arrange the bread around the edges of a large plate, with another piece in the center.


Serve Injera with any type of stew.



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NITER KEBBEH


Niter Kebbeh is an Ethiopian spiced butter, used in many African Food Recipes.  


INGREDIENTS:

2 pounds of butter

1 small chopped onion

3 cloves of garlic

1-inch piece of Ginger Root

1 and 1/2 teaspoons of Turmeric

1/2 teaspoon of Cardemom

1 stick of Cinnamon

2 whole cloves

1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds

2 teaspoons of Basil



DIRECTIONS:

Melt the butter in a large saucepan.

When butter is foamy, add all the other ingredients.

Lower heat to simmer and cook uncovered for about 5 minutes.

Skim the foam off the top surface and strain the clear liquid thru a cheesecloth several times.

Pour it into a jar and refrigerate.


Makes about 4 cups.






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