Ethiopian Dinner Party Menu

For a Dinner Party on January 25, 2020

I had several friends tell me that I would really like Ethiopian food, so while I was at a conference in San Francisco, I stopped in a very small Ethiopian restaurant to try it out. It was amazing! Having discovered that I love Ethiopian food, I have been cooking various recipes from Ethiopian cookbooks and sites. I’ve got a friend and his family coming over in January, and I’m going to serve Ethiopian food.

Appetizers

Sambusas

Main Course

Injera (A Sourdough Flat Bread made with Teff)

Ethiopian Green Salad

Ye’abesha Gomen (Collards Greens)

Atakilt Wat (Cabbage, Carrots and Potatoes)

Ye’misser Wot (Red Lentils in Spicy Sauce)

Ye’difin Misser Alicha (Lentils in a Garlic-Ginger Sauce)

Key Wat (Spicy Beef Stew)

Dessert

Banana Whip

Based on my reading, I understand that dessert is not normally served with an Ethiopian meal, but I like dessert, so I’m making a Banana Whip for dessert.

Tablescape

2 thoughts on “Ethiopian Dinner Party Menu

  1. We love Ethiopian food!! We actually buy teff flour in bulk from the Teff Co., and used to make injera on a weekly basis in our sticks and bricks home, and we crammed our kitchen aid mixer into the RV for RV ethiopian nights LOL. (Turns out that’s not as practical as I thought so we’ll likely sell our mixer soon and just use a hand mixer. And when we were living in Arizona it was too hot in the RV for injera to ferment property. But we’ll definitely be doing it again now that it’s cooler.)

    We really like the Teff Love cookbook— tons of vegan dishes with respectful discussions of ethiopian food culture throughout.

    It’s our favorite cuisine!

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    1. I use the Teff Love cookbook as well! It is a great cookbook and I enjoy making recipes out of it. I’m going to see if I can bring both my stand mixer and food processor in the RV, but I have doubts that I’ll be able to do it. Between the food processor and the stand mixer, I’ll go with the food processor. And I may just have give up both. I keep telling myself, you used to cook without all that stuff, you can do it again.

      Thanks for the tip about the Teff Co.

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