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Berbere lentils - A recipe by wefacecook.com


40 minutes

Also known as yemisir wot
.Serve with injera (the spongy flatbread).


  • 1/3 cup canola oil
    1-1/2 medium yellow onions, finely chopped
    1/2 cup berbere spice blend, or to taste
    1 tbsp puréed fresh, peeled ginger
    2 tsp puréed fresh garlic
    1 cup dried red lentils, washed
    3 cups water + more if needed
    1/2 tsp fine sea salt, or to taste


  • In medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions. Cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in berbere, ginger and garlic. Cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add lentils. Cook, stirring, 1 minute.

    Add 3 cups (750 mL) water. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring often and adding water if needed, until lentils disintegrate and mixture is a thick stew, about 30 minutes. Taste; season with salt.
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Berbere lentils