Ethiopian Kik Alicha is a very mild, no spice lentil preparation. For a spicier Wat version, add some Berbere spice blend like this Missir Wat/Wot – Red lentil stew.
Ethiopian food is becoming my next favorite food right after Indian food. I need to pick up some books with information about how the flavors came about and the basics of ethiopian food. Leave me suggestions in the comments. I am planning to get myself Kittee’s Papa Tofu loves Ethiopian soon.
Its the day after my yoga therapy and my eyes can barely read. so a short post today..
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- 1/4 cup dry split yellow peas soak overnight or 2 hours
- 1/4 cup dry split green peas soak overnight or 2 hours
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons oil
- 1/2 red onion chopped
- 4-5 garlic cloves minced
- 2 teaspoons ginger minced
- 1/3 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
- black pepper to taste
- Add a 1/2 teaspoon berbere spice blend for a spicier Wat version
- Add a chopped Serrano pepper.
- Soak the split peas overnight or at least 2 hours in warm water, drain and rinse.
- In a deep pan, add oil, add onions, ginger and garlic and cook stirring occasionally, until translucent.(add chopped Serrano or Jalapeno if using)
- Add the turmeric and mix well.
- Add rinsed split peas, salt, pepper and water. Mix, cover and bring to a boil on medium heat.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered for 35-45 minutes or until peas have softened to your desired consistency. Taste and adjust salt and spice if needed.
- Or use a Pressure cooker: Pressure cook for 1 whistle on high and then on low for 15 minutes. ( Pressure cook for 8 to 10 minutes after the pressure is reached for electric pressure cooker, then natural release). The pictures are of the pressure cooked stew.
- Mash the peas if desired. Add some lemon juice if desired and serve. Tastes best with a sour flat bread like Injera.
Nutritional facts based on one serving
This infographic is from Vegucated. Here is also a nice article by the team to help transition to a plant based diet.
Where do we get our Calcium..
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