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Assiette de Genfo

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Dive into genfo, a hearty porridge made from barley, wheat and corn flour. Its a traditional morning dish from Ethiopia that warms the body and comforts the soul.


4 servings



  • 1 c. (250 ml) wheat flour 
  • ½ tsp. (2.5 ml) cardamom 
  • 2 c. (500 ml) water 
  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml) olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml) berbere (Ethiopian spice blend) 



  1. Add the cardamom to the flour and mix well. 
  2. In a pot, bring the water to a boil. Reduce heat and add the flour mix gradually, stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming, until a consistent mixture forms. 
  3. Transfer the genfo to a medium-sized bowl and make a well in the middle. 
  4. Warm the oil and mix in the berbere. Pour the mixture into the well in the middle of the genfo. Serve while still hot.