ETHIOPIA: Ye’abesha Gomen

Collard Greens aka Ye’abasha Gomen- Braised collard greens and kale seasoned with aromatics; Quick, easy and tasty.


10 ounce Collard Greens/Kale chopped
3 or more tablespoons Niter Ethiopian Spiced Butter or cooking oil
1 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 large white onion chopped
1 teaspoon smoke paprika
½ teaspoon cardamom spice
1 teaspoon coriander/Cumin
1-2 Fresh Chili pepper or ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or more
1 fresh lemon

Prep: 10mins. Cook: 20mins. Total: 30mins. Serves: 4


  • In a large skillet, add oil, spiced butter, garlic, ginger, chili pepper, cumin, cardamom, paprika, sauté for about 30 seconds or more, be careful not to let the ingredients burn.
  • Then add onions, mix with the spices. Sauté for about 3-5
  • Throw in chopped collards, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, Continue cooking for another 7-10 minutes until flavors have blend and greens are cooked, according to preference. Adjust seasonings –Salt and pepper, turn off the heat.
  • Remove from the heat and let it cool.
  • Serve with Doro Wat