Thursday, 22 April 2010

Little Flying Brains

It's hamlah season in Jordan. Hamlah are raw, green chickpeas each in their own little pod. I think the name is related to the word for "pregnant." After the hamlat are shelled and roasted in the oven, they're called hemmas.

To eat them, you pinch the top of the pod, and it splits open along the seam.

They look like perfect little brains with wings to me. You can't see much detail in my crappy webcam photos, but hamlah look just like brains.

Mmmmmmm, braaaiiiins. Nom nom nom.


  1. Ah, yes. The "nom nom nom". Always fun to say. Especially at work. :)

  2. Kids everywhere love "nom nom nom," but adults will give you some pretty strange looks. Not that it stops me ;)