Doro Wot: A fragrant Ethiopian chicken dish
This recipe originally appeared on The Nosher.
Israel has a large Ethiopian Jewish community, but the majority of Israelis are not familiar with their unique cuisine. I, however, have always felt super connected with Ethiopian culture, partly because I had Ethiopian girlfriends when I was young and partly because it reminds me of my Yemenite father’s culture.
The fragrance of this dish, the fenugreek in particular, transports me back to my childhood home. In an Ethiopian kitchen, this dish would be served with injera, the Ethiopian spongy flatbread that’s perfect for mopping up sauce, but you can substitute with a Yemenite pancake called lachoh, which is quite similar and very delicious.
Excerpted from “Shuk” by Einat Admony and Janna Gur (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2019.