Atmeet: An Ethiopian Porridge Comfort Drink

Atmeet, also known as Atmit, is a traditional Ethiopian drink often consumed to keep warm during the cooler days and nights. This delightful porridge-like beverage is known for its comforting properties, wrapping you in a cozy blanket of taste and warmth.

Originating from the heartland of Ethiopia, Atmeet is not typically a breakfast dish but rather a soothing drink enjoyed throughout the day or into the night. It's a testament to the country's culinary ingenuity, with its simple ingredients coming together to create something uniquely satisfying and heartwarming.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4

Nutrition Profile: High in fiber, protein, and packed with essential vitamins and minerals.

Atmeet: An Ethiopian Porridge Comfort Drink



  • 2 cups Atmeet powder (a special blend of oat flour with other ingredients)
  • 2 cups Milk or Almond Milk
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 2.5 cups of Water
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 4 tablespoons of Honey



Step 1
In a large pot, combine the Atmeet powder, milk (or almond milk if you prefer a non-dairy version), and water. Make sure to stir well to remove any lumps.

Step 2
Add a pinch of salt to the mixture. Salt not only enhances the flavor but also balances the sweetness we will introduce later.

Step 3
Drop the cinnamon sticks into the pot. This imparts a delicate, warm spice that pairs wonderfully with the creamy Atmeet.

Step 4
Place the pot on the stove and heat over medium-low. You'll want to keep a watchful eye on it to prevent it from burning or sticking to the bottom of the pot.

Step 5
Stir the mixture frequently as it heats up. You'll notice it starts to thicken gradually, transforming into a velvety, porridge-like consistency.

Step 6
After about 15-20 minutes, when the Atmeet has thickened to your preferred consistency, turn off the heat.

Step 7
Stir in the honey, adjusting to taste. Honey imparts a natural sweetness that beautifully complements the other ingredients.

Step 8
Pour the hot Atmeet into individual mugs or bowls. Be careful as it will be quite hot.

Step 9
Serve the Atmeet warm, and enjoy this comforting, traditional Ethiopian drink.

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