Kategna is a traditional Ethiopian dish that is simple yet full of vibrant flavors. A delightful appetizer or midday snack, Kategna is made with Injera - a sourdough-risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture, typically made out of fermented teff flour. This dish is loved for its spicy kick brought by Berbere spice, a bold Ethiopian spice mix featuring chili peppers, garlic, ginger, and an array of other spices, paired with the luscious texture of Kibe - Ethiopian clarified butter with a distinct taste imparted by herbs and spices used in its preparation.
Served warm and fresh right off the Mitad (traditional Ethiopian stove), Kategna’s exquisite taste makes it a beloved addition to any Ethiopian meal. The harmony of spicy Berbere and rich Kibe is beautifully absorbed by the Injera, which is then toasted to create a delightful crunch. While the recipe is simple, the magic truly lies in the careful balance of these ingredients and the freshness of the Injera.