$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Food at Abyssinia Restaurant and Cafe ($30 Total Value)

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Menu includes lamb with onions and olive oil, beef tips, spring rolls, and doro wat, a chicken stew with hardboiled eggs

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  • $15 for two Groupons, each good for $15 worth of Ethiopian cuisine and drinks for two or more ($30 total value)

Chickpeas: Small and Mighty Beans

Among the earliest cultivated beans, chickpeas add savory protein to myriad dishes across as many cultures. Check out Groupon’s guide to get a taste of this ancient legume.

Garbanzo, gonzo bean, ceci bean, chana: the chickpea travels the world’s cuisines under a variety of aliases. These small, round legumes are low in fat and creamy in texture, and are easily cooked into stews, sprinkled on salads, or even popped like popcorn. Their high protein content makes them a go-to for hearty vegetarian meals, including crisp falafel patties and Indian dishes such as chana masala. In perhaps their most popular form, chickpeas form the base of hummus when blended with tahini and spices.

Chickpeas are likely among the earliest cultivated legumes—evidence of them has been found in the Middle East dating back 7,500 years. They’ve even made their way into ancient literary history. The chickpea’s name has nothing to do with its palatability to little birds; instead, it was taken from the Latin word cicer, which itself was inspired by the scar, or cicatrix, that bisects each bean where its umbilical cord was cut. This word, many scholars believe, lent Roman philosopher Cicero his surname—the great orator, it is thought, was descended from a long line of chickpea farmers. Plutarch, however, related a competing theory: an “ancestor of Cicero, as it would seem, had a faint dent in the end of his nose like the cleft of a chick-pea,” he wrote in his biography.

Customer Reviews

My wife really enjoyed the vegetarian entree she selected, & my beef dish was wonderfully seasoned. The portions were generous, too. We'll make a return visit soon.
Chris A. · July 24, 2017
Wonderful food and personalized service!
Cynthia D. · June 8, 2017
Great food and service. Would definitely recomend!
Doug S. · June 7, 2017

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