This popular dish of Ethiopian Spiced Lentils, is a take on a popular Ethiopian dish called Misir Wat. It is a delicious way to enjoy lentils packed with flavor. This dish is so heart and flavorful that even carnivores won’t miss the meat! Packed with plant-based protein and spices, enjoy this dish for lunch or dinner with salad (or your favorite veggies) and rice.
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Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
- 2 cups split red lentils
- 5 cups water
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 5 tomatoes, chopped
- 4 tablespoons berbere spice blend (make your own or buy)
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
1. Boil lentils in water for 20 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, fry the garlic and onions in a pan in oil until toasty 3-5 minutes.
3. Add chopped tomatoes, salt and cook until tomatoes release juices.
4. Add berbere spice, salt and tomato paste and cook for 5 minutes .
5. When lentils are soft, add spiced tomato and onion mixture to the lentils and simmer for 10 minutes to combine. Taste for salt and adjust if needed.
Note: Serve with salad of lettuce, tomato, cucumber, tomato, avocado and cabbage mixed with lemon juice and rice.