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Spiced Cottage Cheese with Greens
(Gomen Kitfo — Ethiopia)


  • 1 (12 ounce) carton cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or butter
  • 1 clove garlic, cut into halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 green chile, seeded and minced
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons grated gingerroot
  • 2 pounds fresh collard greens or spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or butter


  1. Mix cottage cheese, 2 tablespoons ghee, garlic, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon and cloves in medium bowl. Let stand 15 minutes; remove garlic.
  2. Cook onion, chile, gingerroot and collard greens in 2 tablespoons ghee in Dutch oven until tender; drain.
  3. Serve collard greens over cottage cheese.

Yield: 6 servings

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