Ethiopian Lentil Stew (Misr Wot)

4 Comments

Ethiopian Lentil Stew (Misr Wot)

You can serve this comforting, thick lentil stew along with braised greens, as a side dish to meat or chicken, or scoop it up with pieces of injera (Ethiopian bread). 

This recipe uses our Berbere spice blend, an essential component of Ethiopian cuisine. The blend is spicy and aromatic -- a mix of chiles and spices. Warming, "sweet" spice notes from ginger, cinnamon, fenugreek and clove combine with herbaceous qualities of besobela (sacred basil), rosemary and thyme.

Misr Wot

Adapted from Saveur

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

1 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained
4 tbsp ghee or unsalted butter
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons Berbere, divided
1 small tomato, chopped
2 cups water
Salt

Directions:

Heat the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add the lentils, one tablespoon of the Berbere, tomato, and 2 cups water to the pan. Bring to a simmer.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender, about 45 minutes. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of the Berbere and season generously with salt.




4 Responses

Mia
Mia

June 25, 2018

It would be helpful if you added that you need to COVER the pan/pot before you simmer for 45 minutes. I gave Berbere spice as a gift and sent them this recipe. Ruined a pan and wasted the spice.

Otherwise, a great recipe! I made it at home and loved it.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

February 24, 2018

This is an incredible recipe. So simple, yet so good. But really, it’s due to the amazing spice mixture. Making this for the second time tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

Richard Arthur
Richard Arthur

January 04, 2018

DEF WILL TRY THIS LOOKS GREAT!

Emily Wheeler
Emily Wheeler

October 06, 2017

Really delicious! A satisfying vegetarian main dish—this will be a staple at our house from now on.

Leave a comment


Also in Recipes

Broiled Halibut with Chermoula
Broiled Halibut with Chermoula

If you haven't already, you'll want to add chermoula to your condiment repertoire. This bright green Moroccan herb sauce is so simple to prepare: just toss cilantro, parsley, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt and our Harissa Powder in the blender or food processor. The result is herbaceous, garlicky and a little spicy.

Continue Reading

Montreal Hanger Steak with Herb Butter
Montreal Hanger Steak with Herb Butter

We devised our Montreal Steak and Chop blend based on the classic "Montreal" style, including salt, pepper, onion, garlic, coriander, caraway, dill seed and herbs. 

This savory blend is perfect as a simple rub for meat, whether it's a steak, pork chop or burger. 

Continue Reading

Homemade Tonic Water
Homemade Tonic Water

1 Comment

You can create delicious and natural tonic water with at home with our Homemade Tonic Water Kit, which has all the spices and botanicals you need, plus a recipe for making a syrup that you can simply add to soda water and your liquor of choice. It's easy to make and better-tasting than any bottled tonic water. 

Continue Reading

Free Tonic Water Kit with online orders of $50 or more!

While supplies last!

*Please note, the Tonic Water Kit will not show up in your cart, but we will ensure every order over $50 gets one. Limit 1 per order. Online only.