How to make doro wat? or any wat. What about veggie wat?
I really want to try making my own wats. Any one have good info to share?
As far as the berbere, you can make your own. My recipe comes from a small-press cookbook called "Some Like It Hotter":
Use HOT Hungarian paprika, and use the berbere to season whatever you like, although I think meat is traditional. At least, all the Ethiopian restaurants I've been to use the vegetable sides (and the injera) to cool off the heat of the wat. Good luck!
I made doro wat tonight for dinner, it was delicious! And not difficult, although we first had to mix up our own berbere, which was a bit of a production. This is all from Soul of a New Cuisine, by Marcus Samuelsson, who is Ethiopian, but grew up in Sweden.
Basically, you saute 2 diced purple onions in butter, add 1/4 tsp cardamom, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 3 cloves, 2 minced garlic cloves, a nice chunk of chopped ginger, 1 Tbs berbere (I would use 1 1/2 next time, but we like it spicy; also, our berbere may have been a bit weak, we had a few issues with the dried hot peppers). Saute 10 more minutes with the spices.
Add 2 cups chicken stock and the dark meat of a whole chicken; simmer 15 minutes and add the white meat of the chicken (on the bone, but cut up a fair amount) and 1/4 cup red wine and simmer another 20-30 minutes.
Add the juice of a lime, and if desired, two whole hard boiled eggs, simmer 5 minutes, and serve over injera. (We bought the injera at our local Ethiopian restaurant.)
It's soupier than you expect, but the cookbook says it should be.
Here's a berbere recipe I've had for ages.
1 t. ginger
1/2 t. each cardamon and coriander
1/2 t. fenugreek
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/8 t. each clove, cinnamon, and allspice
Toast and cool all the above.
2 T. onions
1 T. garlic
2 T. salt
2 T. red wine
Blend with spices into a paste.
2 c. paprika
2 T. hot pepper (or more in my case)
1/2 t. pepper
1 1/2 c. water
Toast spices and gradually add in water. Add spice mixture. Cook slow for 10-15 minutes. Pack in jar, seal with oil and refrigerate.