Ethiopian Cabbage Dish


I love cabbage and potatoes, and this recipe is easy and delicious. My Ethiopian friend made this dish for a potluck, and I've been making it ever since. There's no need to add liquid — the cabbage and potatoes release enough moisture on their own.

close up view of an Ethiopian Cabbage Dish in a black bowl with a spoon
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins


  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 4 medium carrots, thinly sliced

  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced

  • ½ head cabbage, shredded

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add carrots and onion; cook and stir until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in cabbage, salt, pepper, cumin, and turmeric; cook for 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Add potatoes; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

428 Calories
22g Fat
54g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 428
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Sodium 429mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 92mg 460%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 1360mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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