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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Ethiopian New Year Recipe: Doro Wat

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Doro wat is a popular Ethiopian dish that is eaten year round and traditionally made on Enkutatash, the Ethiopian New Year. Search the spice rack to create this perfect recipe for the whole family, with basic ingredients and a low-prep time. Go ahead, make something new tonight!

Ingredients: 
Chicken legs and thighs, skinless–2 pounds
Squash–1 pound, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
2 onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1T ginger root, peeled and chopped
¼ cup oil or butter

For the Berbere paste (red pepper sauce):
16 oz. tomato sauce
Tomato paste (1/2 can)
¼ cup paprika
1 tsp red pepper
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp powder or whole cumin
1/8 tsp ground cardeman
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 ground allspice
½ tsp ground turmeric
¼ cup dry red wine

Instructions:
1. Make the red pepper sauce first by combining above ingredients in a mixing bowl.
2. In a skillet cook onion until tender, add garlic, ginger root, then the chicken and squash. Heat on low until barely cooked through.
3. Pour red pepper sauce into skillet.
4. Place chicken pieces in sauce, bring to a boil.
5. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer about 30 minutes.
6. Stir in wine.
7. Cook uncovered 15 minutes turning chicken often.

Notes and Modifications:
If you do not have all of the ingredients for the red pepper sauce, stick with the essence of the sauce: paprika, chili powder, cumin, nutmeg and cinnamon. This recipe can also be made with beef or lamb, but chicken works best as it absorbs all the saucy flavors.

© 2011 – 2013, Elizabeth Ratto. All rights reserved.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


An avid reader, hiker, traveller, and aspiring kitchen goddess, Elizabeth has studied and volunteered in Argentina and Spain and continues to promote the message of multicultural learning and education.

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2 Comments
  1. CommentsEnkutatash (Ethiopian New Year): September 11 | InCultureParent   |  Tuesday, 30 August 2011 at 10:11 pm

    […] church in the morning, families gather to share a traditional meal of injera (flat bread) and wat(stew). Later in the day, young girls donning new clothes, gather daisies and present friends with a […]

  2. CommentsInCultureParent | Enkutatash Recipe: Dabo Kolo   |  Monday, 10 September 2012 at 9:30 pm

    […] They can be stored at room temperature in an air-tight container. More Ethiopian recipes: Doro wat How about a craft for kids? Try our geometric stamps. 2 comments PRINT EMAIL […]









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