Mesir Wat - Ethiopian Lentil Dish

Mesir Wat - Ethiopian Lentil Dish

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • Ingredients

  • 1

    cup dried red lentils

  • 1

    onion, chopped

  • 1-3

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 1

    small can tomato paste

  • 2

    cups vegetable broth or water

  • 1

    Tb paprika

  • 1

    ts ground ginger

  • 1

    ts turmeric

  • 1

    ts garam masala

  • 1

    Tb berbere OR an additional 1 Tb paprika OR 1 Tb cayenne pepper

  • sea salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • oil for frying

Directions

Soak lentils for at least an hour in water Drain and rinse and set aside Saute onions and garlic in oil until golden Add broth or water Add spices and tomato paste When gently boiling, add lentils Turn down heat and simmer until lentils are tender and it's a thick stew Serve with rice, Injera bread or pita bread


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