Eritrean Cuisine


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The Eritrean cuisines shares similarities with the northern half of Ethiopian but with a subtle difference in the foods, given the history of the two countries.

The main traditional food in Eritrean cuisine is tsebhi (stew), served with taita (flatbread made from teff, wheat, or sorghum), and hilbet (paste made from legumes; mainly lentil and faba beans). A typical traditional Eritrean dish consists of injera accompanied by a spicy stew, which frequently includes beef, goat, lamb or fish. Overall, Eritrean cuisine strongly resembles that of neighboring Ethiopia, although Eritrean cooking tends to feature more seafood than Ethiopian cuisine on account of its coastal location. Eritrean dishes are also frequently lighter in texture than Ethiopian meals as they tend to employ less seasoned butter and spices and more tomatoes, as in the tsebhi dorho delicacy.

Additionally, owing to its colonial history, cuisine in Eritrea features more Ottoman and Italian influences than are present in Ethiopian cooking, including more pasta specials and greater use of curry powders and cumin. People in Eritrea likewise tend to drink coffee, whereas sweetened tea is preferred in Somalia. Christian Eritreans also drink sowa (a bitter fermented barley) and mies (a fermented honey beverage), while Muslim Eritreans abstain from drinking alcohol.

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Zigini is a spicy stew prepared with berbere spices and beef or lamb cubes. The stew is usually served with …
Hamli is a traditional African dish originating from Eritrea. It consists of sautéed collard greens. They are first steamed until …
Zigini with injera is a traditional Eritrean dish consisting of two elements – zigini, a spicy stew prepared with berbere …
Fata is spicy tomato and bread salad typically consists of minced onions, garlic, diced tomatoes, oil, tomato paste, cayenne pepper, …
Kulwa is a popular Eritrean dish consisting of a lamb or beef chunks fried with berbere spices, ghee, tomatoes, and …
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Eritrea is a northeast African country on the Red Sea coast. It shares borders with Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti. Various foods are prepared in their daily life. Here is the list of some common foods.