Cookbook:Atkilt Wat (Ethiopian Cabbage and Potato Stew)
|Atkilt Wat (Ethiopian Cabbage and Potato Stew)|
Atkilt wat is a flavorful and comforting dish that is a staple in Ethiopian cuisine. This hearty stew is made with a combination of cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and aromatic spices, creating a delicious and satisfying meal.
- 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon coriander
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
- 1 medium cabbage, finely shredded
- 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
- Salt, to taste
- Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish
- In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
- Add the chopped onion and sauté until it becomes soft and translucent.
- Stir in the minced garlic and grated ginger, and cook for another minute until fragrant.
- Add the turmeric, paprika, cumin, coriander, and cayenne pepper to the pot. Mix well to coat the onions and spices.
- Add the cubed potatoes and sliced carrots to the pot. Stir to coat the vegetables with the spices.
- Pour in a small amount of water (about ¼ cup) and cover the pot. Cook for about 5 minutes to soften the potatoes and carrots.
- Add the finely shredded cabbage to the pot. Mix everything together and cover the pot. Cook for another 15–20 minutes, or until the cabbage is tender, stirring occasionally.
- Taste and season with salt according to your preference.
- Remove the pot from the heat and let the stew rest for a few minutes. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro before serving.
Notes, tips, and variations edit
- Adjust the spiciness of the stew by adding more or less cayenne pepper according to your taste preferences.
- Feel free to add other vegetables like bell peppers or green beans for additional flavor and variety.
- To save time, you can prepare the vegetables in advance by shredding the cabbage and cubing the potatoes and carrots.
- Make sure to cook the cabbage until it is tender but still retains some texture for a satisfying bite.
- For a vegan version, omit the vegetable oil and use a cooking spray or water for sautéing the onions and spices.
- Add other spices or herbs like cardamom, cinnamon, or thyme for additional flavor variations.
- Atkilt wat is a good source of dietary fiber from the cabbage.