Mamia’s Ethiopian Wat Sauce




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Wat is one of Ethiopia’s most popular cooking sauces. Mamia’s prepared it in small batches over many hours, combining fresh produce with spices sources directly from Ethiopia to capture the true taste of Ethiopian home cooking. 

Wat is traditionally used as a simmer sauce in meat or seafood dishes, but it’s just as delicious with tofu or vegetables for a mouth-watering vegetarian meal in minutes. Simply sauté 250grams of your favourite mean or vegetables until done, add Mamia’s Wat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve over rice or pasta. Wat is also great as a marinade or as a relish straight out of the jar. 

Proudly made in Wellington.

GOLD AWARD 2019 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.

Gluten Free & Vegan Friendly.

No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. 


Ingredients: Red onions, water, tomato paste, garlic, ginger, olive oil, black pepper, chilli, shallots, herbs and spices, salt.

Our mission is to provide our customers with great food without the packaging waste which is why we want to offer all our customers a packaging reuse system. Next to each food item you will see the following check boxes “jar” “onya bag” “cotton bag” and “my containers”. If you don’t select any of these options we will pack your order into food-grade brown paper bags. These bags are able to be composted in a home compost. However, those brown paper bags are a resource that takes a lot of energy to create and if they find their way to landfill they emit methane and other greenhouse gases. The last thing we want is to contribute to any landfill therefore we have come up with options outlined below to help reduce packaging waste :)

How it works for jars

The cost of the glass jar is a deposit, if you’re local you can bring the jars back to us for a $1 refund and we will sterilise and reuse them.

How it works for bags

You have the choice of an ONYA bulk food bag or a Native Loom organic cotton bulk bag. When you choose either of these options you are paying cost price for a beautiful reusable product and we fill place your food items straight into a new bag. Once you’ve shopped with us three times we will then send you a postage paid courier bag so that you can send your clean, empty bags back to us to be refilled.

How it works for "my containers"

If you are local you can use your own containers, simply place your order online then drop your clean and dry containers off in store, we will then fill your containers and let you know when they are ready to be collected or send then back to you via local courier.

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