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Tikel Gomen | Ethiopian Cabbage

Tikel Gomen is a delicious Ethiopian cabbage and potato dish that is packed with lots of flavor. It is great to serve with Injera or Teff flatbread.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: ethiopian
Servings: 4 serving


  • 2~3 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1" piece Ginger, finely grated
  • ½ head Cabbage, chopped about 3~4 cups
  • 2 Medium Carrots, peeled and cubed
  • 2 Medium Potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 Green chilies/ Jalapenos, slit
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric
  • To taste Salt & Pepper


  • Heat oil in a saute pan, add onions,ginger, garlic and green chilies. Cook until onions start to turn translucent.
  • Next add carrots, potatoes and cabbage along with turmeric. Mix well.
  • Cover and cook until potatoes are tender and cabbage is cooked, about 10~12 minutes.
  • Add cumin, salt and pepper.
  • Mix well and cook for 3~4 minutes. Serve with Injera or along with rice.


  • I usually buy savoy cabbage because I like it better than green or white variety. But feel free to use any cabbage – even purple cabbage would be great in this recipe.
  • Any type of potatoes - russet, yukon or red - would work in this recipe.
  • If you don’t have fresh ginger, then use about 1 teaspoon of ground ginger.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Calories: 216kcal
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