Miti’n Shiro is a staple dish in Ethiopia's & Eritrean cuisine. It's a simple, yet delicious dish served frequently if not daily in many Ethiopian & Eritrean households.
Miti'n Shiro is a classic blend of Roasted chickpeas, shallots, roasted garlic, ginger, berbere and various spices. It is a vegetarian dish (actually it’s vegetarian and gluten free!) It is a favorite dish during special occasions, including Lent, Ramadan and other fasting seasons.
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The chickpeas give the stew a beautiful texture and nutty flavor. It is very smooth, almost the consistency of a thickened pureed soup. The flavors that enhance the Shiro are the classic Ethiopian ingredients Berbere spice (a chili powder-based spice blend), Nitter Kibbeh (Ethiopian spiced clarified butter) onions, tomatoes, and garlic.
We are so happy to share our Tsiona Foods Shiro with a cooking recipe.
1 cup Shiro Mix
½ cup Sunflower oil
4-5 cloves of minced garlic
1 medium yellow onion
1 medium tomato diced
4 cup of water
Salt as needed
Prep Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 20 - 30 min
In a medium size pot, cook the onions on medium-high heat for several minutes, stirring frequently, until they start to get brown.
Add the oil and cook for a few more minutes.
Continue to sauté for another 2-3 minutes then add tomatoes
Cook for 4-5 minutes. Add 3 cup of water and continue to simmer
Start adding Shiro mix gradually, stirring with a wire whisk until all lumps disappear. Shiro will start to get thick and pop.
Let it cook for 15 - 20 minutes
Continuously add a small amount of water, while stirring for 1-2 minutes or until desired Shiro thickness.
With more cooking time, Shiro stew will continue to become thicker. It's always best to add a small amount of extra water and let it cook for an additional 4-5 minutes.
8. Add the garlic and salt (as needed), stir well, and continue simmering until oil
starts appearing for 2-3 minutes.
Shiro is served with injera, rice, rolls, or regular bread. It can also be mixed with injera and cooked together to have shiro fitfit.
It is a vegan food, but there are non-vegan variations including niter kibbeh (a spiced, clarified butter) or meat (in which case it is called bozena shiro).
~ Enebla! | Enjoy!!