The Main Ingredient Of Delicious Dishes: Ensete

Ensete, also known as ‘false banana’, is an ancient grain that has been a staple in Ethiopian cuisine for centuries. It has a nutty flavor and chewy texture that adds an amazing depth of flavor to dishes. Here are five of our favorite dishes where Ensete is the star of the show:

1. Doro Wat: This traditional Ethiopian stew is made with a spicy red sauce, chicken, onions, garlic, and ginger. The Ensete adds an earthy sweetness to the dish that will have your taste buds dancing!

2. Kitfo: This dish is made with minced beef, clarified butter, and spices. Ensete is added as a binder to help keep the meat together and adds a wonderful nutty flavor.

3. Injera: This spongy flatbread is traditionally served with most Ethiopian meals. Made with teff flour and Ensete, Injera is a delicious accompaniment to any meal.

4. Yebseger Alecha: This dish combines Ensete with carrots and potatoes in a garlic-ginger sauce. The sweet and savory flavors combine perfectly to create an unforgettable dish.

5. Genfo: This breakfast staple is made with roasted barley flour and Ensete. The hearty texture of the dish is balanced by the subtle sweetness of the Ensete to make this a comforting morning treat.