Ethiopian Yataklete Kilkil

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Cuisine: African, Ethiopian
Recipe Info

Ethiopian Yataklete Kilkil is a healthy dish made with potatoes, green beans, and carrots; all infused with delicious spices for that wonderful explosion of flavors. A meal that’s good for your taste buds and waist!

2 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
8 ounces frozen green beans, thawed and defrost
1 cup frozen carrots, thawed and defrost
¼ cup or more canola oil
1 medium onion, sliced
2 t minced or granulated garlic
½ jalapenos pepper, deseeded and diced
1 t grated ginger
1 t ground coriander (cilantro) spice
1 t smoked paprika
½ t curry powder or turmeric spice
½ t white or black pepper
½ t chili pepper optional
1 8-ounce canned diced tomatoes
½ t salt, plus more adjust to suit taste buds

Add potatoes in a large saucepan, salt, and add water just enough to cover potatoes. Boil until tender – about 10 minutes or more. Remove and drain water. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, give it a minute or two then stir in all the spices; garlic, Jalapenos peppers, ginger, coriander, smoked paprika, curry, white pepper, and chili pepper. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burns. Then add tomatoes and bring to a boil and simmer for another 5 minutes. Then add potatoes, green beans, and carrots. Season with salt. Continue to simmer for about 10 minutes; stirring frequently to allow the flavors to blend. If needed, add water to prevent any burns. Adjust for seasonings. Serve warm.

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