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Spicy Lentil Stew (Yemiser W'et)

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Category: Main Dish, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Lentils
  • 1 c Onions, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 c Ghee
  • 1 tb Berbere
  • 1 ts Ground cumin
  • 1 tb Sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 2 c Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 c Tomato paste
  • 1 c Vegetable stock
  • 1 c Green peas, fresh or frozen
  • Salt & pepper


Rinse & cook lentils. when done, drain & set aside. Reserve stock for
later in the recipe.

Saute onions & garlic in the ghee till onions are just translucent. Add
berbere, cumin & paprika. Saute for a few minutes longer, stirring
occasionally to prevent anything from burning. Mix in tomatoes & tomato
paste. Simmer 10 minutes. Add stock & continue simmering.

When lentils are cooked, mix them into the saute. Add green peas & cook
another 5 minutes. Add salt & pepper to taste.

Serve with Injera bread or pita bread.

"Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant"

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