Easy Ethiopian Cooking: Kik Alicha (Stewed Yellow Lentils)

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Easy Ethiopian Cooking: Kik Alicha (Stewed Yellow Lentils) — Here is the second "Bastard Bite" from Our Easy Ethiopian cooking show

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  1. Thanks for watching. It was based off of this recipe
    Kik Alicha (Ethiopian Yellow Split Pea Stew)

    Serves 2 as mains for an Ethiopian dinner


    3 cups water
    vegetable broth as needed
    1 cup dried yellow split peas, rinsed
    1/2 medium onion, chopped
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 inch chunk of fresh ginger, peeled, and finely chopped
    1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    3/4 – 1 tsp herbamare or salt
    pepper to taste


    1. Place water and the split peas in large pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; and cook about 30 minutes, just until tender. (Alternatively you can cook them in a pressure cooker, use a digital electric pressure cooker as it has a non stick pan, don’t do this in a metal stovetop pressure cooker as it can burn to the bottom.)

    2. In a frying pan, add some vegetable broth 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.

  2. Wowwww I finally found a Ethiopian recipe video!!!! Thanks!!!! In my area, you have to pay a lot for a simple class. Please more Ethiopian recipes!!!!!!!

  3. The broth was a strange addition. Olive oil is much better and that’s what we use traditionally.

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