Potatoes with beetroot and garlic

Potatoes with beetroot and garlic


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About this recipe: This is an African vegetarian dish, known in Ethiopia as Key sir alicha. It is made with beetroot, potatoes, onions, garlic and ginger.

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Serves: 4 

  • 4 tablespoons rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger (optional)
  • 2 large beetroot, diced
  • 235ml water, or more as needed
  • 4 large potatoes, diced

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat; add onion and a pinch of salt. Cook and stir onion until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add diced beetroot and stir to combine. Pour water over mixture and sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt; bring to the boil.
  2. Cover pot and reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until beetroot are easily pierced with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes. Add potatoes and cook until potatoes are soft but not falling apart, about 15 minutes.

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