Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a lovely vegetarian version of an Ethiopian classic. Posted on request... I can recommend this: Berbere -- Ethiopian Red Pepper and Spice Paste if you don't have any berbere.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the oil and onions to a large saucepan and fry until the onions have softened, add berbere, fry for a minute then add the carrots, green peppers, water, tomato sauce, salt and ground ginger. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes before adding the potatoes and tomatoes. Cover and cook for 10 minutes before adding the cabbage. Season to taste and cook until the vegetables are completely tender (about 25 minutes).
  2. Portion out into bowls and serve.
Most Helpful

I really enjoyed this recipe. I tried it to share with some vegan friends and it was a big hit with all of us. I like having the berbere spice on hand in the fridge to use whenever I want this dish. It was fairly easy to prepare. I used purple cabbage because I try to keep things colorful at dinner, and it was just beautiful alongside the Ethiopian Lentils and Yams I made with it. Have made this dish multiple times now and enjoyed it every time. Still decent left-over... if there is anything left over!

Meg Dolan July 09, 2009

This is really good. I ended up using more onion and less oil and berbere (because I made it very hot), and added some garlic (since it was not in the berbere). This is my favorite dish at Ethiopian restaurants. It didn't quite taste the same, but was still quite good and worth trying. Thanks!

Maito June 29, 2008