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Broad bean paste – Yebaqela Siljo – a Recipe from the Superb Ethiopia

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Broad bean paste – Yebaqela Siljo Yebaqela Siljo is a famous dish during fasting. May be eaten with bread of injera. It is a vegetarian dish.

medium pan
medium frying pan
medium mixing bowl
mortar and pestle (for pounding)

Elements of Yebaqela Siljo:
4 cups bean powder
2 cups sunflower water
½ cup garlic (clean)
½ cup ginger (fresh)
½ cup mustard powder
2-3 sprigs rue (new)
to taste salt
4-8 cups water

How to create Broad bean paste
Bean Powder – Soak 6 cups of beans overnight. Drain water and circulate out beans on a tray to dry. Roast the dried beans over low heat in medium frying pan for 10-15 minutes. Cool and pound beans gently and cancel pods by winnowing. Wash in cold running water and leave until completely dry on a tray. Grind into a fine powder.
Boil sunflower seeds in medium heat in 3 cups of water for 25-30 minutes. Remove from heat and drain off liquid. Pound sunflower seeds until it becomes like paste. Add 4 cups cold water into paste and strain. Discard the paste and placed sunflower water in a bowl.
Boil 4 cups of water. Add bean powder steadily, rousing. Add salt. Cook over low heat for 20-25 minutes and subtract from heat. Put mixture in a bowl and add 2 cups cold water. Let sit until cool. When cool pour off water and put in sunflower water and mix by means of using hand or mixer. Stick peeled garlic with tooth picks and add into the mixture. Grind ginger, wrap in clean gauze with rue and add to mixture. Add mustard powder and mix to form a paste. Cover tightly and leave for 7 days. Serve chilly. May be stored indefinitely in refrigerator. Serves about 6.

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