Kik Alicha(Ethopian Split Pea soup) recipe:
3 cups water
Vegetable broth, as necessary
1 cup dried yellow split peas, rinsed
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 inch chunk of fresh ginger, peeled, and finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
3/4 – 1 tsp sea salt
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
Black pepper to taste
1. Place water and the split peas in large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; and cook about 30 minutes, just until tender.
2. In a frying pan, add some vegetable broth(substitute: water or healthy cooking oil) and bring to high heat. Add onion, reduce to medium high and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add more broth as needed. Add the garlic, ginger and turmeric; cook another 5 minutes.
3. Once done, add the mixture to cooked peas; stir in salt and pepper. Simmer until peas are very soft, and almost mushy about 30 minutes more. Taste test; adjust seasonings if needed. Add more water if necessary and stir occasionally.
Roughly 700 calories per recipe .