How to make it

  • Place split peas in a medium pot, and add water.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook, covered, 30 minutes. There will still be some liquid in the pot.
  • In another large heavy pot, sweat the onion in about 1/4 cup water until very translucent.
  • Add garlic, ginger and tomato paste and saute two minutes.
  • Stir in spices, salt, pepper and remaining water and cook 5 minutes longer, stirring.
  • Add the cooked split peas and enough of the cooking liquid to form a thick, gravy-like sauce.
  • Cook until everything is well combined and hot. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Serve over brown rice, couscous or with naan, injera or pita, if desired.

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  • usignola 10 years ago
    Hi! Thanks for the cooking friend request (very welcoming!) and for this great recipe! I *loooove* Ethiopian food (gotta add that to my profile...) but have never tried to make it at home. Now, I think I will! :)
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  • merlin 10 years ago
    Sounds like an interesting side for my Doro Weutt Ethiopian chicken. Thanks
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  • minitindel 10 years ago
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  • grizzlybear 10 years ago
    hum.interesting.will give this a try I will make my ethiopian flat breat to go with it.thanks

    nice post
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  • nlo209 10 years ago
    Sounds delicious and different. I bookmarked it. Thanks
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  • jo_jo_ba 10 years ago
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 138.8
    Total Fat: 0.1 g
    Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
    Sodium: 42.1 mg
    Total Carbs: 34.5 g
    Dietary Fiber: 13.2 g
    Protein: 11.0 g
    WW POINTS: 2
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