Ethiopian Atar Allecha
1/3 cup onion, chopped
2 centiliters garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon corn oil
1 cup split green peas, soaked, cooked, drained, mashed
1/2 teaspoon turmeric, ground
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons hot green pepper, finely chopped
1 cup water
Atar Allecha is a spiced green pea puree. 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, turmeric,
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 Injera.