Ethiopian Spicy Split Lentil Stew (Yimser Wot)

READY IN: 35mins
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. Cook 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 one tablespoon of oil for 5 minutesor until tender.
  • To the cooked onion add one cup of water, hot red chili powder (berbere), the rest of the oil, garlic and black pepper. Stir for 10 minutes.
  • Combine the lentils and sauce. Mix well. If more water is needed, use the set-aside water. Cook the stew for 20 minutes until it simmers.
  • Add false cardamom and salt to taste. Remove from heat. Serve it warm or cold.
  • P.S. To make it mild, you may use tomato sauce.
  • * You will find these spices in Ethiopian or Indian shops/groceries.
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