Ethiopian Kik Alicha / Split Pea Stew
Dish- Kilk Alicha
1/2 cup dry split yellow peas
4-5 garlic cloves, chopped
2 teaspoon ginger, grated
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 teaspoon jalapeno pepper , chopped
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
2 teaspoons oil
water as required
Soak the split peas for 2 hours in warm water, drain and rinse.
Heat oil in a pan , add onions, ginger and garlic and cook until translucent.(add chopped Serrano or Jalapeno if using)
Add the turmeric and mix well.
Add rinsed split peas, salt, pepper and water. Mix well, cover and bring to a boil on medium heat.
Cook covered for 35-45 minutes or until peas have softened to your desired consistency. Taste and adjust salt and spice if needed.
Serve-2 Cooking time-30 minutes