Ethiopian Yellow Pea Soup (Ethiopian Kik Alicha)

Cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes

Makes: 4 serving



  1. Heat olive oil in a soup pot and saute onion 15 minutes or until they brown, stirring frequently.
  2. Boil 4 cups of water. Add washed split peas and browned onions and simmer 1 hour.
  3. Add 1 more cup of water, turmeric, garlic, ginger and salt and simmer another 10 minutes.
  4. Serve in 4 portions topped with dollops of Greek yogurt.

To make a thicker version to serve on injera, leave out the 5th cup of water.
Based on recipes from the Internet and from a great sauce served by an Ethiopian friend.


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