Introduction: Ethiopian Dirkosh Firfir Recipe

Injera is one of the most common foods in Ethiopia, people eat it in different ways. Dirkosh is a dried form of injera. Dirkosh Firfir is a really common food which is eaten daily in Ethiopian households.

After coming to the US, one of the foods that I missed the most from back home was Dirkosh Firfir, and so I wanted to learn how to cook it. This is a way my family makes Dirkosh Firfir which I really like, and I want people to try it out for themselves by being able to make it at home.

Step 1: ​Ingredients


  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil (or any oil preferred)
  • 1/2 bowl Dirkosh (dried injera)
  • 2 tablespoon Berbere (Ethiopian spice)
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • Black pepper(optional)

Step 2: Onions

1. Cut 1 onion into very small sizes

2. Put onion in a large pot and heat them in a medium temperature for about 5 minutes while stirring

3.At this point the onions will start turning brown from the heat which is a good sign that they are well heated.

Step 3: Adding Oil and Adjusting Temperature Level

1. Add 1 1/2 tablespoon of oil and keep stirring for about 2 minutes.

2. At this point turn the temperature of the stove to medium-high.

Step 4: Adding Berbere and Water

1. Add 2 tables spoons of Berbere and stir for about 2 minutes(you can do 1-4 tablespoons of depending on how spicy you want the food to be).

2. Add 1 glass of water and keep stirring gently for about 5 minutes (When adding the water make sure to add some portion every minute while stirring and not the whole water at once).

Step 5: Adding Black Pepper

1. Add a few drops of black pepper.

2. Continue to stir gently for about 2 minutes.

Step 6: Adding Salt, Dirkosh and Adjusting Temperature Level

1. Add ½ tablespoon of salt (can be increased/decreased depending on how salty you want it to be).

2. Turn the temperature of the stove to low at this point.

3. Add ½ bowl of dirkosh to the pot and stir very well so that the dirkosh gets soft enough to eat.

Step 7: Rest Time

1. Place the dirkosh on a plate. Allow to rest.

2. After about 3 minutes of rest, you can complement the dirkosh firfir you just made with different foods like, boiled eggs, rice and bread.

Step 8: Conclusion

Now that you have finished cooking your delicious Dirkosh Firfir and it is still warm, you can complement your dirkosh with a side of bread; it is time to call your friends and family over for a visit. They would love sharing these warm little bites of joy with you.