Beef stir-fry

Kulwa be Merek

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

By Saba Alemayoh

Published 2023

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Although this is similar to Derek kulwa, the main difference is that it is a wetter consistency, giving you tasty juices.


  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • sunflower oil, for cooking
  • 400 g (14 oz)


Put the onion and some sunflower oil in a frying pan over high heat. Using a wooden spoon, sauté the onion for no more than 1 minute.

Add the steak to the pan and use the wooden spoon to move it around as you sear the meat for 1–2 minutes. The exterior of the meat should turn a brown colour but not necessarily be cooked.

Turn the heat down to medium.

Add the stock powder