Shredded flatbread with tomato sauce

Fir fir or Fit fit

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Tekebash & Saba: Recipes from the Horn of Africa

By Saba Alemayoh

Published 2023

  • About

This dish is called Fir fir when made with kicha, and Fit fit when made with injera. When made with kicha, you can eat it with a spoon. When eating the fit fit, it is served on a bed of injera. The injera is used as a utensil to grab the fit fit mixture. This is usually enjoyed as a breakfast dish.


  • 1 small cucumber, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 green chilli, chopped


Mix the cucumber, tomato, chilli and onion in a bowl.

In another small bowl, mix the olive oil, salt, lemon juice and vinegar.

Put the silsi in a third bowl, and mix in the kicha, if making as fir fir.

Combine the cucumber mixture and oil mixture with the silsi mixture to serve.