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Ethiopian Cabbage, Potatoes, and Carrots


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  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil or vegan butter, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 green chili, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 to 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/8 tsp cloves powder
  • a generous dash of black pepper
  • 3/4 cup sliced carrots
  • 2 medium potatoes, chopped, 1.5 loaded cups
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Servings 2
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Step 1

In a large skillet, add 1 tsp oil and heat at medium. Add garlic, ginger, chili, and onion. Mix, cook for 5 minutes.
Add the cumin, turmeric, fenugreek seeds, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and black pepper. Mix and cook for 2 minutes to infuse the oil.
Add the carrots, potato and mix well. Add cabbage and 1/4 tsp salt. Mix well, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Stir once in between.
Add 1/4 tsp or more salt, and 1 tsp olive oil. Mix in, reduce heat to low-medium. Cover and Cook for another 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
Serve hot with Ethiopian flat bread Injera and lentil wat, ethiopian greens(gomen wat)

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