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.  



  • 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 Club Soda
  • Oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour and the baking soda.
  2. Add the club soda and mix well to form a mixture of about the same consistency as pancake batter.
  3. Brush a large skillet lightly with oil.
  4. Heat until hot over medium heat.
  5. Carefully pour the batter in a circle around the edge of the pan until the center is filled in.
  6. Tilt the pan and gently shake it to fill in any air holes.
  7. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes, until the surface is spongey. DO NOT flip the bread.
  8. Gently tip the pan, and slide the Injera bread onto a plate.
  9. Repeat the above steps until all of the batter is gone.
  10. Arrange the bread around the edges of a large plate, with another piece in the center.

Serve Injera bread with any type of stew.


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Niter Kebbeh is an Ethiopian spiced butter. It is used in any number of African Food Recipes.  


  • 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


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan.
  2. When butter is foamy, add all the other ingredients.
  3. Lower heat to simmer and cook uncovered for about 5 minutes.
  4. Skim the foam off the top surface and strain the clear liquid thru a cheesecloth several times.
  5. Pour it into a jar and refrigerate.

Makes about 4 cups. 





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