Linseed stew/dip

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Tekebash & Saba: Recipes from the Horn of Africa

By Saba Alemayoh

Published 2023

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This dish is another pauper person’s friend. The consistency of it is more like a dip than a stew, but it is typically eaten like a stew. It is often served to people with an upset stomach. You can find linseed (flaxseed) in the health food aisle at the supermarket, or at wholefood suppliers.


  • 100 g ( oz) linseed (flaxseed)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
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Toast the linseed for 2 minutes in a dry frying pan. This can get messy, as the seeds have a tendency to jump out of the pan.

Transfer to a tray and set aside to cool for 10–15 minutes. Grind the toasted seeds into a granulated texture and put aside.

Sauté the onion and garlic in oil in a small saucepan, and add the dilik.

Let it simmer for 5–10 minutes, then add the gro