Ethiopian Mild Lamb Stew (Yebeg Alicha)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins

Lamb Alicha is my favorite dish. It reminds me of my childhood.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the ribs in smaller sizes and the meat in small strips, wash it with cold water.
  2. Boil water in large pot; add the cleaned ribs and the meat; cook it for 10 minutes and strain.
  3. In medium heat, cook the onion with two cups of water (adding the water gradually); stir continuously until tender (10-15 minutes).
  4. Add the butter, garlic, ginger-root juice, bishop weed and cook for five minutes.
  5. Add the ribs and the meat; stir for five minutes; put four cups of water and turmeric; cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  6. Add false cardamom, salt to taste and cook to simmer; at the end, add the hot peppers and remove from heat.

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