A recipe for a vegetarian hors d'oeuvre or side dish.
By Joan Nathan
According to tradition, while Queen Esther lived in the court of King Ahasuerus, she followed a vegetarian diet consisting largely of beans and peas so that she would not break the laws of kashrut (dietary laws). For this reason it is customary to eat beans and peas on Purim. The following recipe is reprinted with permission from The Jewish Holiday Kitchen (Schocken Books).
Place the chick peas with the liquid from the can in a saucepan. Simmer a few minutes, until heated through.
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