Ethiopian Cabbage Dish Recipe
This Ethiopian dish is made with potatoes, cabbage, onion, and carrots.
This Ethiopian side dish is a mixture of carrot, onion, potato, and cabbage cooked with a variety of seasonings.
Tikil Gomen is a quick and easy vegetarian dish of cabbage and carrots typically served alongside other Ethiopian dishes with injera bread.
Wow, we totally loved this! I did make some changes, but I don't think they actually improved the dish or made it worse. It just made it work for us. I first partially cooked the potatoes separate from the cabbage using half the oil, and when they were done, started the carrots & onions. I doubled the cumin because I LOVE cumin. The only other difference was that I chopped a leftover cooked chicken breast and added it with the cabbage. I would have preferred it without the meat (because I love vegan recipes and prefer to make things authentically), but my boyfriend needs the protein. He adored it and ate two servings, which he NEVER does unless he totally loves something. Awesome! I loved that it seemed just a little familiar (because I love Indian and middle eastern cooking), but still tasted different from everything I've ever tried before. We will SO be having this regularly, at the BF's request.
Hubby and I really enjoyed this dish. I did read the reviews and took some suggestions. Reviewers said 1/2 cup oil was too much so I started with 1/4 but had to add extra. Mine started to stick. Maybe they used non-stick pan & I used stainless dutch oven. I doubled all the spices as suggested except salt (1t pepper, 1t cumin, 1/2t turmeric. Some reviews said the potatoes didn't get done so they added them at the beginning. I did that plus I used red potatoes which cook faster. I shredded the carrots for faster cooking too and added 2 cloves of garlic. I cooked carrots, onions, garlic & potatoes for 5 minutes. Added the spices & cabbage and cooked COVERED for 25 min. stirring occasionally. It was excellent. I put in 1/2 lb. of kielbassa toward the end but next time will serve with ham or pork chops. That would be EXCELLENT. Thank you for a wonderful and different recipe.
Absolutely loved this! I do not eat chicken or beef so I'm constantly looking for non meat meals. Meals that are actually good..and this one definitely is! I did add smoked paprika and a little white wine to steam the potatos and cabbage a little faster :)
I followed the advice of other reviewers - cut the oil down to a few tablespoons, added garlic and freshly grated ginger and a tinse more salt. It is a great change.
As an Ethiopian woman born and raised in Ethiopia, I love this dish. We call it tikil gomen. So cumin is not necessary here, but to each its own if you want to you can. One more thing, we don't cook food without onion, garlic and ginger... that's a must! It makes every dish delicious!