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Atar Allecha (Ethiopian)
From: "K.E.S."

Atar Allecha is a spiced green pea puree.

From Sephardic Cooking by Mark Copeland;
Serving Size: 4

  • 1/3 cup Onion -- chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic -- finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Corn oil
  • 1 cup Split green peas; soaked -- cooked and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tumeric -- ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 teaspoons Hot green pepper -- finely chopped
  • 1 cup water
Soak peas for one hour.
Cook for 1/2 hour.
Drain.
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.