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Cabbage Gomen

Updated: Jun 23, 2021

Another wonderful Ethiopian dish. The cabbage can be cooked as much as you would like, from just tender to mushy. This is a perfect side for any meal or with heavily grilled meats.

This tiny book is a wonderful project to build awareness of this wonderful cuisine. The dishes turn out very well and most of the recipes are very easy.

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INGREDIENTS: 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander seeds

1/2 teaspoon gropund fenugreek seeds

3 tablespoons Nitter kibbeh ghee (From Ahara)

2-3 tablespoons olive oil

2 medium red onions, finely diced

2 tablespoons garlic paste

3 tablespoons ginger paste

1 serrano or Thai chile, finely diced, or to taste

!/2 large cabbage, diced. Can substitute other vegetables like collard greens.

Lemon juice or white wine vinegar to taste

Salt to taste

1 cup water

Melt kibbeh and oil in a large flat pan and add the cardamom, cinnamon, and fenugreek powders. Cook on medium for 1 minute, do not burn. add the onions and cook till well browned, about 10 minutes. Add the chiles, garlic and ginger paste and cook on medium for 2 minutes till the pastes have fried and release an aroma. add the cabbage, water and salt, and bring to a simmer. cook closed for 10+ minutes, depending on how cooked you want the cabbage. I like the cabbage to have a bit of bite, though this is not traditional. Finish with a generous squirt of lemon juice. Mix well and taste for seasonings and salt. adjust as needed.


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