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Ethiopian cabbage and potato stew served on a small square plate, with checkered napkin to the right side
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5 from 9 votes

Atakilt Wat

Atakilt Wat is an easy-to-make flavorful Ethiopian cabbage, carrot and potato stew.
Course: main course, side dish
Keyword: corn-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-fee, plant based, soy-free, sugar-free, vegan, wheat-free, yeast-free
Servings: 8 side dish servings
Calories: 155kcal


  • large covered skillet


  • 2 Tablespoons vegan butter, such as Miyoko's cultured vegan butter (or olive oil)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 medium yellow onion; cut in half lengthwise from stem to root, lay the flat sides down and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 4 medium potatoes; cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 3 large carrots; cut in half lengthwise, then slice into 1/4-inch half-moons
  • 1 medium-sized head of green cabbage; cut in half from root to tip and core, lay the flat sides down, then cut into thin shreds
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth, such as Pacific Foods brand


  • Melt the vegan butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the pepper, salt, turmeric, ginger, and garlic to the pan; stir and heat through until it just begins to bubble. Stir in the tomato paste.
  • Add the onions, potatoes, and carrots to the pan and adjust the heat, if necessary, so the vegetables are gently sizzling. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
    Cover and continue to cook for about 5 more minutes, stirring often. The potatoes and carrots should be almost tender by now.
  • Add the shredded cabbage and vegetable broth to the pan and stir until well mixed, then cover.
    Cook for 5 to 10 more minutes (depending on how cooked down you enjoy cabbage), stirring often.


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 786mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3994IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg