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In the photo is the Doro Wat served with white rice.
The dish is mildly spicy.
If you like spicy food, you can add an extra teaspoon Berbere.

Berbere is a very spicy spice blend that forms the basis of the cuisine of Ethiopia.
It is composed of many spices, but essential hot red pepper and fenugreek.

Doro Wat with rice, an Ethiopian chicken stew prepared by the Happy Chief Cook.

Servings: 4.
Preparation time: 70 minutes.


3 large onions,
75 grams butter,
3 teaspoons Berbere,
0.75 liters of water,
1 kilogram little chicken legs,
1 large lemon,
4 eggs,
water to cook the eggs.


Juice the lemon.
Pour the lemon juice in a large bowl.
Pour a pint of water and stir together well.

Soak the chicken legs in the liquid drink for 10 minutes.
Let the chicken legs then drain well.

Chop the onions finely.

Leave in a large casserole or roasting pan the finely chopped onions with no fat saute, until they are slightly brown, stirring constantly.

Add the butter and Berbere.

Mix the Berbere with the onions, then add one quarter liter of water.

Add the chicken legs to the onion mixture and mix the whole well.

Put a lid on the pan.
Bring it to a boil.
Let it simmer on low heat until the chicken legs are tender and soft with the lid on the pan.
Stir everything occasionally.
Let it the last 15 minutes simmer without the lid to allow the excess moisture to evaporate.

Add more water if necessary, to get the whole into a stew structure (or if Wat is too watery, bind it then with 2 tablespoons wheat flour, dissolved in 4 tablespoons water).

Pick four small bowls and pour boiling water untill they are half filled.
Break the eggs and let the contents slide in the boiling water.
Then stack the dishes in the microwave and let them cook for 3.5 minutes at 900 Watts.

Remove the coagulated eggs from the water and add them a few minutes before serving in the chicken stew.

Serve with rice or Injera.

In the photo below Doro Watt with Injera.

Doro Wat with Injera, Ethiopian chicken stew with Ethiopian bread. Prepared by the Happy Chief Cook.


Prepared by the Happy Chief Cook. Added January 18, 2010.