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Teff Stew (Wat)

This recipe can be found on our bags of Whole Grain Teff. Serve with Injera Bread. Whole Grain! Tons of vitamins! Gluten Free, High Fiber, Lactose Free, Soy Free, Vegan.

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Onion chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground All Spice
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 cup Whole Grain Teff
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup Zucchini sliced
  • 1 cup Yellow Summer Squash sliced
  • 4 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 cup Garbanzo Beans cooked
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro chopped


Step 1

Heat oil in a heavy 3 quart pot over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, spices and salt and let cook, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute. Add teff and cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Add vegetable broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer until teff is soft, about 30 minutes.

Step 2

Add tomatoes, zucchini and yellow squash and let cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, 10 – 15 minutes. Add the garbanzo beans and lemon juice and let the garbanzo beans warm through, 3 – 4 minutes. Just before serving, add the cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Makes 4 - 6 servings.
Teff Stew (Wat)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Servings: 4-6



Products Used in this Recipe

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Sea Salt

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Gluten Free
Whole Grain Teff

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Grains Beans Seeds
Garbanzo Beans

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Ratings & Comments (10)

5 Stars  70%  7
4 Stars 10%  1
3 Stars 0%  0
2 Stars 0%  0
1 Star 20%  2


10 Reviews

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Megan A. September 29, 2013
I do not know if this recipe was such a "fail" at my family dinner table because we are not accustomed to the flavor combination or if it was just a terrible recipe. We will never make this again. It was beyond unsatisfying.
Nancy March 5, 2014
I made the Teff Stew tonight minus the Cilantro. I liked the combination of spices. It was not too spicy. It was very filling and my husband and I enjoyed it. This was my first time to cook with Teff. Tomorrow I will try to make Injera Bread to eat with the leftovers.
Paulette April 6, 2014
First experience with Teff. A nice aroma and savory warm blend of spices. Not too hot. Very filling! Makes a lot. I hope it reheats well. I definitely will make again. Eager to try the porridge recipe.
Carol April 17, 2014
Very disappointed with this recipe. The allspice and cinnamon didn't combine well with the other ingredients. My daughter is a vegetarian and I wanted to make something warming and yummy for a long awaited dinner together. I'm glad I had other dishes to go along with it.
Jack May 29, 2014
This recipe sounded a bit daring. I made it as per directions less the cilantro which I didn't have on hand and is disliked by wife.
It was fun and easy to make and wow, was it tasty - at least to my taste buds. Opened my eyes to some new combinations of spices.
Robert July 24, 2014
This stew is excellent! Wonderfully savory with so much flavor. Easy to prepare and healthy, too. This recipe is worthy for company.
joe August 20, 2014
Extremely delicious! It was an accident ordering Teff grains I was really suppose to get the flour for a certain recipe. Mistakes aren't always bad. In fact, they can even turn out to be delicious! Thanks Bob's red mill!
Heather November 25, 2014
This recipe is AWESOME. I love Ethiopian food, but this is the first recipe that got me to try cooking it. I have made it for several people and it always gets rave reviews! Hands down one of my all time favorite inexpensive, easy and tasty recipes!
Elizabeth Symington January 19, 2015
I'm really impressed on how simple to make and satisfying this dish is to eat. It's perfect on a cold day. It's a new favorite in my house.
Maria February 21, 2015
This was not a very good recipe. I have made many Ethiopian dishes and this was nothing like any of them. Even if it was it would still be gross. There was too much teff in the recipe. It seemed like a weird vegetable porridge.

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