Once or twice a year, Addis Ababa enjoys Shimbra Eshet – freshly picked green chickpeas, picked in their infancy, while they are still green, and coated in fury pale green pod.
At this time of year, fresh green Chickpeas come from different parts of the country in abundance and sold in the streets of Addis Ababa.
Pealing and eating chickpeas while they are still green is an admired ritual of Ethiopians for so long.
Shimbra Asa (chickpeas flour formed into small dumplings and gets sautéed with Bereber sauce) is one of the delicious Ethiopian Dishes that made out of Chickpeas but still for many Ethiopians, nothing beats Shimbra Eshet – the healthful, flavorful green chickpeas…
Straight from the shell.