June 20, 2010

Ethiopian Recipes

Yataklete Kilkil
A vegetarian dish from Ethiopia—There are various versions. Here is one we made the other night.
4-6 servings
  • Potatoes-peeled and cut into chunks  6
  • Carrots-peeled and cut--4
  • Green beans, cut in half—1/2 pound
  • Onion, chopped—2
  • Garlic minced—2 cloves
  • Gingerroot, peeled & minced—1 Tablespoon
  • Chili pepper, minced—2-3 (I omitted this)
  • Oil, butter, or niter kibbeh –3 tablespoons (I used niter kibbeh)
  • cardamom—1/2 tsp
  • salt and pepper to taste

1. Place potatoes, carrots, and green beans in a large saucepan, cover them with water and add 2 tsp salt. Bring to boil over medium heat, then simmer until veggies are done. Drain, reserve water, and set aside.IMG_4594
2. Place the onion, garlic, ginger, and chile pepper in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
3. Heat oil, butter or niter kibbeh in a large saucepan over med. heat.  Add the onion puree and saute until the moisture evaporates and onions lose their rawness (6-8 minutes).  Don’t let onions brown.IMG_4597

Our niter kibbeh




4. Add cooked veggies, cardamom, salt, pepper, and about 1/2 cup of reserved water. Stir well and simmer on low heat for 15-30 minutes. (mine didn’t take that long) I also added more of the niter kibbeh.
Serve hot or at room temp.


  1. That looks good! I think I might try it tonight:) Wish I had some injera to go with it..

  2. Looks yummy. Trying to decide if I should attempt it or swing by Blue Nile ;-)

  3. It's yummy! I just made some to send with Biruktawit for lunch tomorrow:)


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