Atar Allecha

Total Time
10 mins
15 mins

A spicy pea puree, goes very well with hot Injeera. Cooking time does not include soaking time for the peas.

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  • 13 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon corn oil
  • 1 cup dried split green peas, soaked cooked and drained
  • 12 teaspoon turmeric, ground
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons hot green peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 cup water


  1. Mash the peas. Set aside.
  2. In dry pan over moderate low heat, stir fry the onion and garlic for 2 minutes.
  3. Add oil and stir fry one minute more.
  4. Add the mashed peas, tumeric, salt, and chili.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Add the water and cook 3-4 mins longer to reduce the mixture to a thick, green, well spiced puree.