Abish Drink - A Traditional Ethiopian Fenugreek Beverage

Abish is a traditional Ethiopian drink, made from the versatile and nutrition-rich fenugreek seeds, known locally as "Abish". Fenugreek is an integral part of Ethiopian cuisine and is not only used in many dishes, but is also considered a medicinal plant. This seed is rich in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a health boost. The Abish drink is a smooth and soothing beverage that combines the warming notes of fenugreek with the sweetness of honey and the refreshing tanginess of citrus. This beverage is traditionally consumed in Ethiopia for its calming and nutritional properties.

In this recipe, we bring to you an easy way to prepare this wonderful drink at home. Prepare to indulge in this nourishing, flavorful Ethiopian specialty.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 8 cups

Nutrition Profile: Rich in Protein, Fiber, Vitamins, and Antioxidants

Abish Drink - A Traditional Ethiopian Fenugreek Beverage



  • 8 tablespoons of ground fenugreek seeds
  • 8 cups of almond milk
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 3 tablespoons of honey



Step 1
Begin by adding the ground fenugreek seeds to a pot of water. The water should be enough to cover the seeds completely. Boil this for about 15-20 minutes. This process allows the fenugreek seeds to release their nutritional components into the water.

Step 2
Once boiled, strain the mixture to remove the fenugreek seeds. You'll be left with a potent fenugreek-infused water.

Step 3
In a separate pot, warm the almond milk over medium heat. Be careful not to let it boil, just heat until it's warm to the touch.

Step 4
Once warmed, gradually add the fenugreek water to the almond milk, stirring continuously to ensure it's well combined.

Step 5
Next, squeeze the juice from your orange and lemon. Add this citrusy mixture into the pot.

Step 6
Finally, stir in the honey. Adjust the amount to your preferred sweetness level. Remember, the honey is not just for sweetness, but it also balances the strong flavor of the fenugreek.

Step 7
Stir all the ingredients together until well combined and heated through.

Step 8
Pour your Abish drink into cups and serve warm.

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