Chicken stew

Dorho Sebhi

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

By Saba Alemayoh

Published 2023

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Traditionally, a whole chicken separated into pieces served with 12 eggs. Why the eggs? The short answer is: no bloody idea. I have asked this question of my mother and all the Tegaru I know. The answer has always been a flaky one at best – along the lines of, ‘Dorho sebhi has no charisma without the eggs’. That’s the thing about Tegaru: the culture is passed from one generation to the next with minimal questions but precise implementation. My mum is always perplexed by the questions I ask.