I love Ethiopian culture and people. In Seattle I know many people from Ethiopia and I miss the restaurants. Ethiopian food is soo flavorful and healthy. I feel so energized after I eat it. I hope to learn Amharic, the Ethiopian language. It is a cross between Hebrew and Arabic. I have already started learning the alphabet. I know some of the language as well. I am fascinated by the religious history of the country. The country has many Jews, Muslims, and Christians, and some of the most pious people I have ever known are from there. I love talking religion with them. I also like their customs, and their music and dance style. I really hope to go there someday.
Here is one of the dishes I always order with Ingera. Ingera is the ethiopian version of a tortilla. They eat it with every meal. They eat with their hands using the ingera like Arabs. One of their neat customs is to feed their loved ones a bite before they begin to eat. I will post a recipe for the Ingera although I've never tried to make it myself because I heard that the flour that the Ethiopians use to make it is very hard to come across in the states. If you can make it, I would highly recommend it as it completes any of their dishes.
|1 ½||pounds||Potatoes, cut into chunks|
|1||each||Cabbage, cut into eigths|
|½||each||Head cauliflower, break into pieces|
|4-5 carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces|
|Boil the cabbage.|
|Fry the onions in the butter until translucent|
|Add curry powder, cook for one minute|
Recipe from http://pages.interlog.com/~john13/recipes/ethiopia.htm