Green beans and potatoes

A recipe from Ethiopia


  • Ingredients (4 servings)
  • 2 large white potatoes or 4 small
  • 225 g (½ lb) green beans
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small chili pepper, seeded and minced
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 500 g (15 oz) stewed tomatoes
  • ½ tsp fresh lime juice


Dice the unpeeled potatoes and cover with water in a medium saucepan. Bring water to the boil, then cook for 12 minutes over high heat. Cut the green beans into 2.5 cm (1 inch) pieces, add to the potatoes, cook for 5 minutes, then drain. In a large skillet, sauté the onion, garlic and chili pepper. Stir in the seasonings and sauté for another minute. Add the potatoes and green beans, stewed tomatoes and lime juice, and cook for 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently.

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