ET-Alecha (Vegetable stew)

Alecha (Ethiopian vegetable stew)

What you need:

  • Margarine or oil
  • Garlic
  • 1 onion
  • Water
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 2-3 carrots
  • Salt
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground turmeric
  • Pepper
  • 1lb cabbage
  • 1 Green chili pepper, seeded and quartered

What you do:

  • In a large saucepan combine 2 Tbs of margarine or oil, 1 clove of garlic, and 1 onion, chopped.
  • Saute until onions are soft but not brown.
  • Add:
  • 1/2 cup of water, 3 potatoes chopped into large pieces, carrots chopped, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric, 1/4 tsp. pepper.
  • Cook about 10 minutes until potatoes and carrots begin to soften.
  • Add:
  • Cabbage, chopped (about 5 cups), 1/2 cup water, 1/4 tsp. salt, green chili.
  • Cook until vegetables are tender.  Stir gently to combine, taking care not mash veggies.

Serve with rice and enjoy!

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