Ethiopian Lentils With Berebere Spice Mix

Recipe by Olha7397
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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 6-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • LENTILS:
  • Bring lentils and broth to boil and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Add chiles, onion, garlic, and Berebere spices. Cook covered for another 30 minutes, until most of liquid is absorbed.
  • Serve with ground black pepper to taste.
  • For a vegetarian meal, these lentils are good with a dollop of yogurt, brown rice and sliced tomatoes.
  • BEREBERE SPICE MIX:
  • Toast all the seeds and whole cloves in a small frying pan for 2 minutes, stirring constantly (open window or turn on the stove vent--it can smoke). Grind the spices in a spice grinder. If you are using pre-ground spices, ignore and go on to the next step.
  • Mix all remaining ingredients. Place in a tightly covered container and refrigerate. This mixture can used with many combinations of legumes, rice or vegetables.
  • NOTE: *OR: 1 bell pepper chopped + 14-oz can chopped green chiles.
  • NOTE TWO : There are two ways to make this berebere spice mix - with whole spices that you grind, or with powdered versions of the spices. The first way gives you a more powerful flavor, but it may be more practical the second way, particularly if you don't have a spice grinder.
  • Yield: 6 to 10 servings.
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