Ethiopian Mild Split Lentils Stew (Yemser Alicha)

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring to boil 4 cups of water in a medium pot. Rinse the lentils with fresh water and add to it to the boiling water. Cook it for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the foam with spoon and discard. Lightly drain the extra water in a container or a cup.
  • Meanwhile sauté the onion with ½ cup of water and oil for 5 minutes or until tender.
  • To the cooked onion, add ½ cup of water, garlic, ginger, white pepper, curry or turmeric. Stir for 5 minutes;.
  • Combine the lentils and the sauce. Mix well. If more water needed, use the water which is set aside. Cook the Stew for 15 minutes or until it simmers.
  • Add salt, hot green pepper and mix it well. Remove from heat. Serve it warm or cold.
  • Some of the spices could be found in Ethiopian or Indian shops/groceries.
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