Sajta is a dish typical of western Bolivia, particularly the city of La Paz. It is usually eaten for All Saints' Day and during Carnival. It is accompanied with rice, potato, tunta (freeze-dried potato), and sarsa (onion and tomato garnish).
- 1 large chicken
- 4 large onions
- 1 tomato
- 250 gr peas
- minced quirquina or parsley
- chopped celery
- salt, oil
- 6 yellow chili peppers (Bolivian ají amarillo), seeded
- 2 tablespoons black pepper
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 4 garlic cloves
- Wash and cut chicken into pieces
- Chop three onions and fry in oil. Add peas, parsley, garlic, salt and stir a few minutes.
- Add black pepper, cumin and chili peppers
- Add chicken; add sufficient water to cover and continue to boil.