Cook's Hideout: Tikel Gomen (Ethiopian Cabbage, Carrots & Potatoes)

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)
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)
  • 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.


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

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

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

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

  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

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

  7. Yummy combination.. Looks delicious..

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


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