Alitcha Aterkik – Yellow Split Peas

Alitcha Aterkik – Yellow Split Peas

4 cups water
1 cup dried yellow split peas
olive oil
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch of fresh ginger peeled, finely chopped
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
salt

Place 3 cups water (or a stock if you wish) and the yellow split peas in a large saucepan and bring to a boil on high heat.  Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until most of the water has absorbed, about 40 minutes.

In the meantime, saute your onion until clear, 5 minutes. Then add ginger, garlic, and turmeric and cook 1 minute.   Add to the cooked peas.  Add a little more water and simmer again until the peas are very soft.  Add salt to taste

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