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Atar Allecha (Ethiopian spiced green pea puree)


1/3 cup
Onion --chopped
2 cloves
Garlic --finely chopped
1 tbs
Corn oil
1 cup
Split greenpeas; soaked -- cooked and drained
1/2 tsp
Turmeric --ground
1/2 tsp
3 tsp
Hot greenpepper -- finely chopped
1 cup
From Sephardic Cooking by Mark Copeland;
Serving Size: 4


Soak peas for one hour.
Cook for 1/2 hour.
Mash. Set aside.

In dry pan over moderate low heat, stir fry the onion and garlic for 2 mins.
Add oil and stir fry one minute more.

Add the mashed peas, tumeric, salt, and chili.
Mix well.
Add the water and cook 3-4 mins longer to reduce the mixture to a thick, green, well spiced puree.

Serve with warm Injeera.

Recipe group: Main,Side dish.
Should you try this recipe out we would be very grateful for a photo of the finished dish. Please send by E-Mail to rezepte(at) (JPEG or TIFF format).
Thank you in advance.

This recipe from K.E.S. - was inserted by Renato Pichler / 2002-04-30 22:26:20

This is a recipe from the European Vegetarian Union database (
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