Tikel Gomen and rice on a blue plate.

Learn how to make a simple version of an Ethiopian dish called Tikel Gomen. This one pot dish is both easy to make, and healthy! It’s vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free and has enough flavor to satisfy anyone!
Need a recipe for Injera flatbread to go with this? I’ve got a recipe for that too! And it even has a video!
Don’t be deceived by the bland yellow coloring. It bursts with flavor! This is a recipe that I’m not going to forget about again. Definitely give it a try. Don’t let it scare you because it is Ethiopian. You are sure to love it. There’s a reason Ethiopian food is all the rage these days! It is a one pot meal, easy to make, and full of veggies. You know you have to try it now!

Tikel Gomen : Ethiopian Cabbage Dish

Time to Make It: 40 minutes
Yield: Serves 4-6


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 head cabbage, sliced
  • 5 red potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces


  1. Heat the olive oil in a 6.5-Quart Covered Stockpot over medium high heat.
  2. Toss in the carrots and onion and saute them in the oil for about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the seasonings (salt, pepper, cumin, turmeric, ginger) and toast for a minute.
  4. Add in the cabbage and potatoes. Stir to combine. Cover the pan. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook until the potatoes are soft, about 30 minutes. (actual time will depend on how big you cut your potatoes).
Tikel Gomen served with Injera bread and white rice
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