Ethiopian Kidney Bean Soup

Ethiopian Kidney Bean Soup Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


Called Yeadengware Shorba in Ethiopia, this soup is simple and flavorful.


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15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 1/2 c
    kidney beans, soaked in 4c water overnight, ( or 2 15-oz cans kidney beans drained and rinsed)
  • 6 c
  • 1 small
    leek, chopped
  • 1 small
    carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 3 c
    vegetable stock (or beef stock)
  • 1 small
    potato, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    pastina (small soup pasta)

How to Make Ethiopian Kidney Bean Soup


  1. Put soaked kidney beans in a large saucepan with 6 cups of water, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for an hour or so, until they are done. If you are using canned kidney beans, you can skip the step of simmering the beans for an hour.
  2. Add the leek, carrots, stock, and salt and cook for about 10 minutes. Add the potatoes and pastina. Bring quickly to a boil, then reduce heat and cook for 15 more minutes.
  3. Serve hot with injera bread or with pita bread.
  4. Serve hot to 4 as a first course or, with traditional injera bread torn into it, as a light meal.

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About Ethiopian Kidney Bean Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: African

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