January 19, 2014

Tikel Gomen (Ethiopian Cabbage, Carrots & Potatoes)

Blogging Marathon# 36: Week 3/ Day 3
Theme: Ethiopian Cuisine
Dish: Tikel Gomen (Ethiopian Cabbage, Carrots & Potatoes)
The weather has been crazy this winter. We had temperatures waaay below freezing, thanks to the so-called polar vortex and then there was snow and rain. We had a couple of days respite, but the prediction for next week seems to be below freezing again. I can't wait for this winter to get over.
Tikel Gomen (Ethiopian Cabbage, Carrots & Potatoes)
Coming back to the task in hand, BM# 36, for the last Ethiopian dish of the week, I made a dish with cabbage, carrot & potatoes. This dish is made very similar to an Indian curry and has very similar taste profile as well. I made some Injera to serve along with Mesir wat and this Tikel gomen.

Tikel Gomen (Ethiopian Cabbage, Carrots & Potatoes)
Ingredients:
Cabbage - ½ head, chopped about 3~4 cups
Carrots - 2 medium, cubed
Potatoes - 2 medium, diced
Onion - 1 medium, chopped
Green chilies/ Jalapenos - 2, slit
Garlic - 2cloves
Ginger - 1" piece
Ground Cumin - 1tsp
Red Chili powder - ½tsp (optional)
Turmeric - ¼tsp 
Salt & Pepper - to taste
Tikel Gomen (Ethiopian Cabbage, Carrots & Potatoes)
 Method:
  • Heat 2~3tbsp oil in a saute pan, add onions, carrots, ginger, garlic and green chilies. Cook until onions start to turn translucent.
  • Next add potatoes and cabbage along with turmeric. Mix well.
  • Cover and cook until potatoes are tender and cabbage is cooked. 
  • Add cumin, red chili powder, salt and pepper.
  • Mix well and cook for 3~4 minutes. 
  • Serve with rice or injera.
Tikel Gomen (Ethiopian Cabbage, Carrots & Potatoes)
Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 36.
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9 comments:

  1. This resembles our curry! The final pic is really so tempting,Pavani

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  2. These dishes seem so similar to our Indian dishes. Interesting combination.

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  3. Very colorful and goes well with Mesir Wat and Injera. Nice series of dishes.

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  4. wow thats an super yummy curry :) and perfect to so with injera :)

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  5. I too am so sick of the cold at least the temp went up today but then its supposed to snow AAGAIN!!! your ethiopian meal looks so good

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  6. So colorful and nice! I am a lover of winter and I can;t wait for winter to be done with!

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  7. Yummy combination.. Looks delicious..

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  8. Hope the weather gets better soon, the vegetable looks so much like our indian one right..and along with ingera you made ...it must have tasted great..

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