Sunday, April 17, 2011

Recipe and Video: How to make Ethiopian Cabbage and Potatoes (Tikil Gomen)

This video aired recently on Global Kitchen, on Ebru TV.  Watch as Berekti Mengistu, co-owner of Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant, prepares this favorite vegan dish.  The recipe appears below, courtesy of Mesob, too.


You will need: Heavy bottom medium deep pan

Heavy bottom medium frying pan

Wooden spoon


1 lb chopped cabbage

3 medium potato

1 cup chopped red onions

2-4 medium jalapeños peppers cut Julienne style

2 cups water

2 tbsp minced garlic

½ tsp minced ginger

6 tbsp oil (olive, corn or vegetable)

Salt to taste

Pell potatoes and wash in cold water.   Cut potatoes in wedges.  Fry potato and set aside.  Wash cabbage well under running water to remove dirt and grit.  In a medium pan, sauté onion over a low heat, stirring until translucent and soft.  Add garlic, ginger, salt and oil, mixing well.  Add cabbage and cook for 25 minutes Add potatoes stir gently until potatoes are tender.


  1. Hi ..
    I love your food..I visited your restaurant in we moved to Florida...I cannot find any ethopian restaurents in I need doro (chicken) tibs recipe....and where can I get the spices or can I get it online?.
    Thank you soo much


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