Turmeric (Ethiopian Ird)

Turmeric (Ethiopian Ird)

Turmeric is an excellent source of Vitamins A, C and E. It has eye health antioxidants and cholesterol reducing properties. Ethiopian Turmeric (or called Erd) has a golden color and aroma which enriches Ethiopian culinary recipes such as Alicha dishes and other mild stews and dishes.

Recipe for Atakilt (Ethiopian Cabbage dish with potatoes and carrots) – Serves 3


3 Cups chopped cabbage; 1 Onion chopped; 1 Tsp chopped ginger; 2 Garlic cloves finely chopped; 3 Carrots cut small; 1 Big potato cut in to cubes; 1/2 Tsp turmeric; Salt to taste and black pepper; 2 Tbs oil

Heat pan with oil & add chopped onions. Cook onions till they are translucent on low heat; add garlic & ginger. Add turmeric, salt and sauté onions until they are caramelized. Boil carrots separately. Add semi-cooked carrots & potatoes to pan. Close pan with lid & cook on medium heat until vegetables have softened. Add cabbage to pan, close pan with lid & cook for 5 minutes & check if the cabbage is done. Once the cabbage is cooked add black pepper & give a final stir. Adjust salt if needed & switch off heat. Serve with Ethiopian Injera