One of my favorite types of food is Ethiopian (check out my recipe for Ethiopian Chickpea Salad). This veg-friendly cuisine offers a variety of dishes to choose from and one of my favorites is Tikil Gomen. Tikil Gomen (Cabbage and Potatoes) is a type of wat that is commonly consumed by being scooped up with a piece of injera, a sourdough flatbread somewhat similar to a tortilla. If you are fortunate enough to live in a city with an Ethiopian restaurant or store, you will likely be able to order some injera to take home so you can eat your homemade Tikil Gomen in style. Otherwise, don’t worry, I won’t judge you for eating this delicious dish with a trusty old fork.
Tikil Gomen (Ethiopian Cabbage and Potatoes)
4-6 tablespoons olive oil
8 yellow baby potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
1 (10-ounce) bag shredded green cabbage
1/2 cup white onion, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add potatoes; stir, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
Add carrots; stir, cover and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Add cabbage and onion; stir, cover and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Add garlic, salt, ginger and turmeric; stir, cover and cook for a final 5 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly before serving.