This is one of my treasured recipes, it is wonderful on cold days. This recipe originates from somewhere in North Africa.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 6 cups water

  • cup olive oil

  • 3 cups dry green split peas

  • 3 sprigs fresh parsley

  • 1 dried red chile pepper

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 pinch black pepper


  1. Fry garlic in the vegetable oil in a large pot over low heat until lightly browned. Pour in water and olive oil; stir in split peas, parsley, chili pepper, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 55 minutes, stirring occasionally so that the peas do not stick to the bottom of the pot. When the peas are tender, mash them with a wooden spoon until smooth; stir in additional water to reach desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

371 Calories
14g Fat
46g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 371
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 20g 70%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 16mg 81%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 810mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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