People from Eritrea eat a lot of warm and soothing foods when they are ill. The most common soup is made of chicken and beef combined with a variety of vegetables and spices such as garlic, onion, white and black cumin, basil, ginger, hot chili powder and others. A famous Eritrean soup is the pea soup made with peas, beans, potatoes, peppers; the meat is optional. Alitcha birsen is a traditional soup made of sunflower or vegetable oil, crushed garlic, peeled tomatoes, lentils, salt, black pepper, ginger, red chilies and boiling water. It is a delicious soup served with injera.This category currently contains no pages or media.