Yetakelt W’et (Ethiopian Vegetable Stew)

This is a spicy vegetable stew using the berbere spice.  The recipe below includes veggies that I had in my house, but I’m sure you can use any veggies you like.


1 large onion, chopped fine
4 garlic cloves, crushed or minced
2 tbsp berbere
1 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp niter kibbeh
1 cup french beans, cut in thirds
2 carrots, sliced in rounds
2 potatoes, cubed
2 tomatoes, cubed
1/2 cup peas
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 cups veggie stock
1 cup water
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
2 scallions, cut in thin rounds
1/2 bell pepper, cubed


1.  Saute the onions, garlic, berbere, and paprika in the niter kibbeh for 3 minutes (till onions are translucent) on med-high heat.

2.  Add the green beans, carrots, peas, and potatoes.  Cook for 10-15 minutes.

3.  Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, veggie stock, and water.  Simmer until the potatoes are done.

4.  Add salt, pepper, parsley, scallions, and bell peppers.  Serve hot.


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