Misr Wot (Ethiopian Lentil Soup)

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by quixoposto

This was passed to me via a friend from an Ethiopian family. Berbere is a spice.

Top Review by Luvivane

The final product is very good; however, the liquid does not cook down in the alloted time. I think 4 cups of water is too much liquid for 1 cup of lentils. I am going to reduce the amount of water next time I use this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse lentils.
  2. Saute onions in oil for 10 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
  4. Add lentils, water, tomato and half of the berbere.
  5. Simmer 45 minutes.
  6. Add the other 1/2 of the berbere together with the salt.
  7. Optional: a dollop of plain yogurt or sour cream.

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