Dinich Wot/Potato Stew

Dinich Wot (Potato Stew)

Dinich wot is another popular Ethiopian wot which is very similar in ingredients and recipe as Misir wot or Shiro wot except the lentils and beans flour is replaced by sliced potatoes to thicken the stew.

Chopped Onion    Spiced Red Pepper Powder    Mix    Dinich


1 big red onion (chopped)
2 cloves of Garlic (chopped)
2 whole tomato (chopped)/Canned tomato (optional)
1/4 cup Cooking oil
3 tbsp. Berbere (spiced red pepper powder)/more or less as desired
3 big potatoes sliced in small pieces
2 cups Water
Salt ( as needed)
1 tea spoon Black cardamom/ground (optional)


  1. Chop one big red onion and pour it in a pan, cook it until it turns a little brownish, occasionally stirring.
  2. Add a 1/4 cup cooking oil and, stir occasionally
  3. Add the chopped garlic, and chopped tomato, cook the mix for 10 minutes occasionally stirring
  4. Add 3 table spoon Berbere (more or less as desired)/Replace by Turmeric if prefer no spice
  5. Peal three large size potato, wash it, and slice it into pieces, then add it into the pot. Mix it with the cooking mix and cook it for 10 minutes occasionally stirring
  6. Pour 2 cups of water and make it boil, add salt as desired
  7. Cook the stew for 10-15 minutes, check if the potato is well-cooked to the desired softness
  8. Add 1tsp of ground black cardamom (optional)

Remove the pot from heat, cool it for a while, and it is ready for serving. It can be served with Injera (Ethiopian flat bread), pita bread or tortilla. Some also serve it with rice.