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Duba Wat

Duba Wat

Duba Wat

Duba is the Ethiopian word for pumpkin. This pumpkin stew is such a delicious, bold and fragrant dish. It’s a great balance of sweet and bold spices and is great as a main dish or served as a side.

Serves: 4




  • 1 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp berbere spice mix
  • ¼ tsp nigella seeds
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 cups pumpkin, cubed
  • 1¾ cups water
  • 4 pieces injera
  1. Heat saucepan over medium heat and sauté onion without oil until translucent.
  2. Add tomatoes and cook until soft. Add garlic and cook for 1 min. Add berbere spice mix and remaining spices and stir. Add the tomato paste and stir.
  3. Add pumpkin and stir to coat with the spices. Add water and stir.
  4. Simmer for 20 mins or until pumpkin is tender. Serve with injera.


Adam Guthrie

Adam is a vegan whose passion for food began with a life-threatening illness and continues today in a lifestyle built around healthy cooking and eating. Adam is a qualified chef and wellness coach who specialises in a wholefood, plant-based diet. Adam shares how to prepare delicious, healthy food for health, energy and vitality. He conducts online healthy eating and wellness programs and gives keynote talks, live cooking demonstrations and cooking classes on the subject of healthy eating and living well.