Ethiopian Cabbage Dish: Tikel Gomen

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To continue our involvement in African Heritage and Health Week, here is another recipe that is a classic Ethiopian dish. It is easy to make and you’ll get beneficial cholesterol lowering properties from the cabbage.

Ethiopian Cabbage Dish: Tikel Gomen
  • Prep Time:10m
  • Cook Time:30m
  • Total Time:40m


  • 1/3 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. fresh ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 head cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 5 red potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces


  1. Heat the olive oil in a 6.5-Quart Covered Stockpot over medium-high heat. Toss in the carrots and onion and sauté them in the oil for about 5 minutes. Stir in the seasonings (sea salt, pepper, cumin, turmeric, ginger) and toast for a minute.
  2. Add in the cabbage and potatoes. Stir to combine and cover the pan. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook until the potatoes are soft, about 30 minutes. (actual time will depend on how big you cut your potatoes).


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