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Misir Wat

Spiced Red Lentils

Rich, layered & full of complex flavours, Misir Wat is a favourite Ethiopian dish. Made with red lentils & spices, the flavours of this dish are simply out of this world & best eaten with Injera Bread (Ethiopian flatbread).

  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Serves: 4 people
  • Dietaries: Vegan Friendly

Ingredients

4P
Vegetable oil
50ml
Brown onions, peeled & finely chopped
120g
Garlic, peeled & finely chopped
25g
Ginger, peeled & finely chopped
35g
Chilli powder (or 1 tablespoon of Bebere spice)
1 teaspoon
Red lentils, washed & drained
300g
Water
500mls

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Method

  1. Fry onion, garlic & ginger in oil on medium heat in a large saucepan until soft.

  2. Add the chilli powder & cook 1 minute.

  3. Add lentils & 50mls of water, turning the heat down to low.

  4. Slowly add water (approx 100mls at a time) stirring constantly, maintaining a simmer & adding more as the water is absorbed by the lentils. The mix should not be runny.

  5. Cover the pot with a lid & simmer on low for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until lentils are soft but not mushy.

Cook’s Notes:
Berbere spice can be found at most Ethiopian, Indian or spice supermarkets.