Shimbra (Chickpea) Kita Recipe

Kita is a very popular, traditional, thin flatbread native to Ethiopia. It is typically made from wheat flour. In this recipe, we will be making Kita from chickpeas. Enjoy!

Ingredients Required to Make Shimbra Kita

  • 125 grams (4.4 oz.) chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon Berbere
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • ¾ cup water
  • Salt, to taste

How to Make Shimbra Kita (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, mix chickpea flour, Berbere, salt, and cooking oil together.
  2. Pour in the water and mix well until a smooth batter is formed.

Baking

  1. Place a frying pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Once the pan is warm, pour in the batter and spread it evenly to the edges of the pan.
  3. Adjust the thickness of the mixture to resemble a crepe.
  4. Bake the crepe on both sides until it becomes crisp and has a golden-brown color.
  5. When both sides are cooked to your liking, remove the crepe from heat.
  6. Serve warm. You can enjoy them as a snack, appetizer, or as a side dish. These flavorful Kitas, infused with Berbere spice, offer a unique twist to traditional chickpea-based recipes. Pair them with your favorite dipping sauce or fill them with your preferred toppings for a delightful treat.

Equipment Recommendations to Make Shimbra Kita

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Shimbra Kita Recipe

Shimbra (Chickpea) Kita Recipe

Recipe by Sara Seife
Course: Breakfast, SnacksCuisine: EthiopianDifficulty: Medium
Servings

2

servings

Kita is a very popular, traditional, thin flatbread native to Ethiopia. It is typically made from wheat flour. In this recipe, we will be making Kita from chickpeas. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 125 grams (4.4 oz.) chickpea flour

  • 1 teaspoon Berbere

  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil

  • ¾ cup water

  • Salt, to taste

Directions

  • Preparation
  • In a bowl, mix chickpea flour, Berbere, salt, and cooking oil together.
  • Pour in the water and mix well until a smooth batter is formed.
  • Baking
  • Place a frying pan on medium-high heat.
  • Once the pan is warm, pour in the batter and spread it evenly to the edges of the pan.
  • Adjust the thickness of the mixture to resemble a crepe.
  • Bake the crepe on both sides until it becomes crisp and has a golden-brown color.
  • When both sides are cooked to your liking, remove the crepe from heat.
  • Serve warm. You can enjoy them as a snack, appetizer, or as a side dish. These flavorful Kitas, infused with Berbere spice, offer a unique twist to traditional chickpea-based recipes. Pair them with your favorite dipping sauce or fill them with your preferred toppings for a delightful treat.

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