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Ethiopian Vegetable Bowl

Rated as 4.31 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious blend of flavors. Comfort food. Extremely aromatic and fragrant."
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55 m servings 286
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the ginger, turmeric, black pepper, cloves, fenugreek, garlic, and one teaspoon salt. Continue to stir until the spices and garlic are well coated in oil, about 30 seconds. Stir in the onions; cook, stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots, potatoes, and cabbage; cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the tomato puree and the water. Continue to cook over very low heat, until vegetables are soft and the tomato sauce thickens, about 30 to 40 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add additional salt and pepper, if needed.


  • Cook's Note
  • An acceptable substitution for injera is basmati rice.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 286 calories; 7.4 51.7 6.8 0 608 Full nutrition

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Really simple recipe with surprisingly good flavours. I followed the suggestion and doubled the spices but didn't change anything else. I was worried that it wouldn't have much flavour as the ...

This was tastier than I imagined it would be. My husband, who is a meat lover, actually enjoyed it. Of couse he said he thought it would be great with beef stew meat. :) I think lamb would be a ...

This recipe was a great base for a warming vegetarian stew! I decreased the garlic by half, used about 1.5 inches of fresh garlic, and increased the tumeric and cloves. It made a GREAT sauce :...

It was REALLY garlicky but very very good. I cut back on the oil (1/4 of a cup??) and the cloves, used ground fenugreek instead of seeds, and I added maybe 2/3 of a can of chicken broth as it wa...

Excellent! I did not add the cabbage, but added beef cubes. I cooked it in the crockpot.

I made this to try to impress the little Ethiopian girl I tutor. She did like it but said it is not Ethiopian food. I later attended a class hosted by the Ethiopian adoption support group in our...

A little less Clove next time and I think it would be perfect!

Very tasty, but not hot, so my one-year-old loved it! My husband also requested to have it again. For the veggies, I used 1 onion, 1 bowl of Trader Joe's chopped stir-fry veggies, and 2 cups d...

Very yummy. I did not use cabbage or carrots, but used 3 potatoes, 1/2 cup lentils, and 2 chickens breasts.