Benyam’s Top 10 MUST TASTE Ethiopian Food!

Benyam’s Top 10 MUST TASTE Ethiopian Food!Ethiopian cuisine generally consists of vegetables, spicy meat dishes, and bread. Now, if you are a food lover and particularly one with a soft spot for spice and art, Ethiopian food will definitely surprise you. A typical Ethiopian meal will consist of bread called Injera served with different spicy meat stews called wet along with vegetable dishes.

እንጀራ | Injera @ Benyam Cuisine. Injera is a large round spongy sourdough flatbread that is part of almost every Ethiopian meal. The bread is made from fermented teff flour but can also be prepared unleavened. Injera can be mildly spiced to add flavour or left un-spiced if it is to be served with spicy wets.

እንጀራ | Injera @ Benyam Ethiopian Cuisine
የምስር ወጥ YeMiSir WoT @ Benyam Ethiopian Cuisine

ምስር | MiSir @ Benyam Cuisine. MiSir WeT | ምስር ወጥ is a delicious (and beautifully colored) combination of split red lentils simmered in spicy berbere sauce. Split Lentil spicy legume in Berbere Spice sauce simmered in Bessobela, garlic, and red onions.

ጎመን | GoMen @ Benyam Cuisine. Gomen is made of collard greens and spices cooked to tasty perfection. Fresh collard greens sautéed with onions, tomatoes, garlic & oil (Jalapeno optional).

ጎመን | GoMen (Vegan) @ Benyam Ethiopian Cuisine
አዚፋ | AZiFa (Azeefa) (Vegan) @ Benyam Ethiopian Cuisine

አዚፋ | AZiFa @ Benyam Cuisine. Azifa is a green lentil salad that's perfect on its own or mixed with injera. Whole Lentils in Senafich (Ethiopian mustard) sauce with red onions, jalapeño, fresh lemon juice.

አትክልት | Atkilt @ Benyam Cuisine. Atkilt Wot (Cabbage ጥቅል ጎመን Tikil Gomen) አትክልት ወጥ | Atkilt Wot is a delicious vegetable combo of cabbage, carrots, and potatoes simmered in a light sauce.

ጥቅል ጎመን Tikil Gomen አትክልት ወጥ Atkilt Wot @ Benyam Ethiopian Cuisine
ቀይ ሥር KeY SiR @ Benyam Ethiopian Cuisine

ቀይ ሥር | KeY SiR @ Benyam Cuisine. Ethiopian beet salad is a tangy and delicious combination of marinated spicy beets. Fresh Beetroot, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, garlic, jalapeno, toasted and glazed with homemade dressing without overpowering them.

ፎሶሊያ | FaSolia @ Benyam Cuisine. Fasolia are string beans, often sautéed with carrots and caramelized onions. Fresh String beans and carrots cooked with caramelized onions, garlic and ginger, mildly spiced (tomatoes and Jalapenos optional).

ፎሶሊያ FaSolia @ Benyam Ethiopian Cuisine
ሽሮ ወጥ | ShiRo WoT @ Benyam Ethiopian Cuisine

ሽሮ | ShiRo @ Benyam Cuisine. Shiro is a delicious chickpea powder-based dish (sometimes also including lentils and broad beans), slow-cooked with Ethiopia's popular — and spicy — red berbere sauce. There are several kinds of shiro to enjoy, from the soupy thin shiro wet to the very thick (gravy like). Try it out!

ጥብስ | TiBs @ Benyam Cuisine. Tibs is a dish mostly made for special occasions. Basically, Tibs is meat sautéed with or without vegetables. There are quite a variety of Tibs cuisines but all depends on the type of meat used, size and even shapes of the cut meat. Tibs will then be served either hot or mild depending on your preference. Tibs can be compared closely to grilled meat. The big difference is in seasoning and serving.

የስጋ ጥብስ | YeSiGa TiBs (Beef) @ Benyam Ethiopian Cuisine
ክትፎ | KitFo (Beef) @ Benyam Ethiopian Cuisine

ክትፎ | KitFo @ Benyam Cuisine. Kitfo consists of raw minced beef marinated in a very spicy chilli powder and seasoned butter. Ayibe, a mild cottage cheese may be served on the side to soften the effect of the chilli. Ayibe has no distinct taste.