Tikel Gomen : Ethiopian Cabbage Dish

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Learn how to make a simple version of the Ethiopian dish called Tikel Gomen. This one pot dish is easy and healthy! It’s vegan, vegan, and gluten-free, with enough flavor to satisfy anyone!
Need an Injera flatbread recipe to go with this? I also have a cookbook! It even has a video!
Don’t be fooled by the pale yellow. It’s full of flavor! This is one recipe I will never forget again. Must try. Don’t let it scare you because it’s Ethiopian. You will love it. There’s a reason Ethiopian food is all the rage these days! It’s a one pot meal that’s easy to make and full of veggies. You know you have to try it now!

production time: 40 minutes
yield: Serving 4-6

raw material

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


  1. heat the olive oil 6.5 quart stockpot with lid medium heat.
  2. Add the carrots and onions, and sauté in the oil for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add seasonings (salt, pepper, cumin, turmeric, ginger) and roast for a minute.
  4. Add cabbage and potatoes. Stir to combine. Cover the pot. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. (The actual time will depend on the size of your cut potatoes).
Tikel Gomen with Injera Bread and White Rice