Shiro Wot (Spiced Ground Legume Stew)

Shiro Wot (Spiced Ground Legume Stew)

Shiro wot is a delicious, nutritious, simple, affordable dish that is suited to all diets. The stew is gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free and vegan.

Featured item: Mitten Shiro | Powdered Legume and Spices Blend


Yield: 2 servings

  • ½ cup of neutral oil such as avocado
  • 1 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium sized Roma or any other ripe tomatoes, finely diced or grated on the big side of a box grater
  • 3 – 3½ cups hot water (depending on how thick you want your shiro wot to be)
  • 3 oz (85 grams) mitten shiro powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Basil or holy basil sprigs (optional)

Step 1
Begin by heating oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Step 2
Add onions and sauté until they are lightly browned. Add garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Add tomatoes and continue cooking until the oil visibly separates from the tomato mixture.

Step 4
Pour in the hot water and let it come to a boil.

Step 5
Add the mitten shiro powder and stir using a whisk to break up any lumps. Let the mixture reach a rolling boil.

Step 6
Reduce the heat, cover with a lid, and simmer until the oil separates. Exercise caution when adding salt, considering the existing salt content in the mitten shiro powder.

Step 7
Stir in the basil or holy basil if using. Turn off heat and serve on injera.



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