Ramadan Recipes: Chechebsa

  • Publish date: Monday، 16 October 2023
Ramadan Recipes: Chechebsa

Chechebsa, also known as kita firfir, is a classic breakfast dish in Ethiopia. It starts with a basic batter that's then pan-fried until crispy. That kita flatbread is then torn into small pieces and tossed with spiced butter until soft and almost pudding-like.

  • Ingredients

    • 10 Minutes
    • 4 Serving
    • 400 Calories


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (or 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1/4 cup teff flour)
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup water
4 tbsp niter kibbeh (Ethiopian spiced butter)
2 tsp berbere
1 tbsp oil
  • Method & Directions

    • 15 Minutes
  1. Make the Kita (Flatbread)
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Mix the flour with a pinch of salt, add water slowly, and start making the dough. When it becomes medium-hard, cover it using a thin layer of kitchen plastic and let it sit for about half an hour.
  2. Shape the Kita
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Prepare a clean surface and put some flour on it so the dough will not stick. Roll the dough until it gets very thin.
  3. Fry the Kita
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Add some oil to a frying pan and heat it up to medium hot, then place the dough flat on the pan. Wait two to three minutes until you see some light-brown spots and flip the Kita so the top gets fried too. Put it aside until it cools.
  4. Make the Chechebasa
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Shred the Kita up into small pieces, put niter kibbeh and berbere onto a frying pan, and set the oven to medium for about a minute. Add the pieces of Kita together with niter kibbeh and berbere mix and mix them all together so that all pieces of the Kita are soaked uniformly.
  5. Serve
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Take the mix out of the frying pan and place it on a plate to serve while still warm.
  • Nutrition Facts

Calories 400
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