Vegetable Alecha

8
Servings
15m
Prep Time
50m
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In


"The Copts in Ethiopia have many fast days on which they are not permitted to eat meat. Vegetables Alecha and Wats are substituted on these days. (The Wat differs from the Alecha in that it is made with a spice called Berberior Awaze.)"

Original recipe yields 8 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (514.7 g)
  • Calories 189
  • Total Fat - 7.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 1781.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 28.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.9 g
  • Sugars - 8.7 g
  • Protein - 5.6 g
  • Calcium - 183.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 90.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a 4-quart saucepan, saute the onion in the oil until soft but not brown.

Step 2

Add the carrot, bell pepper, water, tomato sauce, salt, and ginger.

Step 3

Cover and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Add the potatoes and tomatoes and cook for another 10 minutes.

Step 5

Add the cabbage, salt, and pepper and cook until the vegetables are tender.

Step 6

Serve hot.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

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threeovens

This is a truly beautiful soup. The flavors so complementary and you don't miss the fact that you are not eating meat.

review by:
(22 Jul 2017)