Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pressure Cooker Ethiopian Stew

Here is another quick and easy pressure cooker meal if you are looking for something warm and hearty after a day at work. I have put a range of 1 cup of water for this one--3 cups will get you a thick stew easily scooped up with injera, and 4 cups make it thinner and perfect for quinoa and the like.

- 2 cups yellow split peas, well-rinsed and drained
- 3 to 4 cups water
- 3 tbsp margarine
- 2 onions, halved and sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 tbsp minced ginger
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1 cup diced potato
- 2 cups sliced carrot
- 1 cup cut green beans (fresh or frozen)
- Berbere to taste
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp tumeric
- 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- salt to taste

1. Place all ingredients in a pressure cooker and mix well. Test the broth to see if it is spiced to your liking, and adjust accordingly. Close lid and bring up to pressure over high heat. When pressure is reached, cook for 20 mins on low. Remove from heat and let pressure drop. Open lid, mix well, and serve.


rachelmade said...

Mmm! That looks delicious! Do you also have a recipe for Injera? I love ethiopian food and would love to try and make it at home

rachelmade said...

This looks delicious! But do you have any recipes for injera? Or could you recommend one? I love ethiopian food and it would be great to try and make it at home.

Vegan Splendor said...

This looks so wonderful. I adore Ethiopian food. Will definitely give this a try. YUM!

Miss Snow said...

Yum! I'm going to try this soon

Molly said...

Sorry if you've already answered this, but what recipe do you use for injera? It looks delicious in the photos - I've tried to make it myself, with mediocre results.

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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Love this pressure cooker version,yummy stew.

brannyboilsover.com said...

Yay! I have a perfect at-home injera recipe and have been looking for a perfect stewy to accompany it. I adore my pressure cooker so I'm so happy to make this recipe with that method. Thank you, I'll be making this very soon.

Justin Fox Burks said...

I have made injera before with little success. Any tips?

Brian said...

I hate to ask a basic cooking question... but could you (or any reader) advise how long this recipe might go in a slow cooker (crock pot) in lieu of a pressure cooker? this looks delicious.

Steve said...

This sounds delicious. I have been thinking about getting a pressure cooker. Anyone have any suggestions and recommendations about features to look for in a pressure cooker? So far, I only know that I want it to be stainless steel as opposed to aluminum. Thanks!

Laura said...

Oh I love it! So easy. I'm going to give this a try soon.

AJ said...

Hi, came across your interesting blog. Love the concept of the pressure cooker stew...

Vegan Dad said...

Injera: I use the recipe from Vegan Lunchbox. It's not 100% authentic in that it uses some all purpose flour, but it is tasty and easy to make.

Pressure cookers: I really did not do much research and bought the one that was on sale at a really good price. But it is stainless steel and has a nice thick bottom that I think is essential.

Slow cooking: this is just a quick version of other Ethiopian recipes I have posted. Click on "Ethiopian" in the tag cloud. I'm sure this would work just fine in a slow cooker, but I have never cooked split peas that way.

Wabisabi said...

Hi Vegan Dad! I just started following your blog and had to make this dish last night (it looked great and I had most of the ingredients). I substituted a few things because I'm doing the Four Hour Body "Slow Carb Diet" (the potato became a pepper) and I used a basic rice cooker (two settings: cook and warm) but it came out FABULOUS. Thank you SO MUCH - this is a serious keeper!

Sinfonia said...

Wow. That's all I've got to say. I'm a pretty recent vegetarian convert, and now I'm trying to go vegan but still needing some motivation to do so due to the fact that I was a huge meat fan. My mode of said motivation: Looking through your blog for about 10 minutes a day - and it's working quite well, especially after I read the post on the giving up of cheese. (That's basically what I'm doing right now, substituting cholesterol with more cholesterol :x).

Going to take it a week at a time starting Monday to see how it goes. Everything on here looks absolutely delicious! Will definitely be trying a lot of the recipes in the coming days.

sabine said...

I just found your blog through crazysexylife.com and LOVE it. ALL if it. you're such an inspiration :)

Cassie - Vegan Fox said...

I will definitely be making this! T've been looking for some new recipes to try in the slow cooker and I think this will do nicely.

angeleen said...

I love Ethiopian food and can't wait to eat this. Has anyone tried this in the slow cooker yet? I am planning to today but would love any advice regarding cooking time and temperature setting. Thanks!