Ambasha is another popular type of bread in Ethiopia. It is always baked in a circular baking pan.


3 lbs flour (all purpose, or wheat)
2 tbsp dry yeast
2 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar (optional)/more or less as desired
1/2 cup cooking oil
Optional Ingredients:
Black Caraway Seed
White Cumin Seed (roasted and ground)
Fenugreek (roasted and ground)


  1. Mix your yeast with warm water in a cup and leave it until it rises
  2. Mix your flour with the yeast and the other dry ingredients in a bucket (including the ground white cumin seed, Fenugreek, and the black caraway seed; 1 tbsp each)
  3. Make your dough by adding water little by little to avoid lumps
  4. Flatten your dough on a circular baking pan, and make shapes and slicing lines just like Pizza
  5. Leave the dough on the pan to rise
  6. Warm your oven to 400 degrees and bake it for 25-35 minutes

Remove from oven and make it cool on a tray or fabric, and it is ready for serving. It is best to be served as a breakfast or snack.