Spiced chickpea powder and chickpea stew

Shiro Powder and Shiro Stew

Preparation info
  • Makes 5 kg powder / Stew serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Tekebash & Saba: Recipes from the Horn of Africa

By Saba Alemayoh

Published 2023

  • About

The average Tigraweyti family would have shiro daily: it was cheap and accessible. However, the flavours within it are nothing to snub your nose over – it’s absolutely delicious. In the eighties and nineties, Tigray and Ethiopia as a whole was devastated by the HIV epidemic and there were advertisements everywhere for condoms and the prevention of HIV. Most older folks had no grasp on what it was, but all were scared of the devastating effects.

One day my cousin asked my aunt what’s