Tesfanesh Abate from Ethiopia
Ageresh Abate and Awoke Abate from Ethiopia helped with the preparation.
Alicha is like a stew or casserole, and the Ethiopian name for this is a wat. Stews are very popular in my country. Alicha, a more delicately seasoned Wat (stew), contains no berbere (chili).
It is often eaten at home, and it is also served in restaurants. I like it because it tastes nice like curry and it is not hot.
Ingredients: (for 6 people)
- 1 kilo of meat of any kind that you like
- 1 onion
- 1/2 a cabbage
- 2 carrots
- 3 potatoes
- some shallots—cut small
- pepper and salt
- a sprinkle of turmeric
- crushed garlic
- tomato ketchup
- enough oil to brown the meat
Method for preparing this Ethiopian stew or casserole:
- Cut the meat up in small pieces.
- Cut up the onion and put it in a fry pan with turmeric and oil. Cook until brown.
- Add the meat to the fry pan.
Tips to help you when you prepare this dish:
You can also use chicken, beef, lamb or fish, but beef is my favorite dish. It is cooked like a casserole with water
You eat Alicha for lunch or dinner, but not for breakfast.