Misr Wot (Ethiopian Lentil Soup)

Misr Wot (Ethiopian Lentil Soup) created by Debbie R.

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

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1hr 10mins
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directions

  • Rinse lentils.
  • Saute onions in oil for 10 minutes.
  • Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add lentils, water, tomato and half of the berbere.
  • Simmer 45 minutes.
  • Add the other 1/2 of the berbere together with the salt.
  • Optional: a dollop of plain yogurt or sour cream.
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  1. 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.
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  2. Lumberjackie
    This was very nice. I made it twice - first as a soup (made as directed) and then as a stew served over rice (used 4-5 cups water). In both cases, I reduced the oil by over half. I still found it was too rich for my tastes when served as a soup, but I enjoyed it much more when served as a stew over rice. Next time I'll add a squeeze of lemon juice and try it with injera.
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  3. Debbie R.
    Misr Wot (Ethiopian Lentil Soup) Created by Debbie R.
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  4. Debbie R.
    Very good. I decreased the berebere a little bit, and it was still hot. Also, I think this was too much water. I had to boil it off toward the end to get a scoopable consistency (eating with injera). However, having said all that, this recipe is easy and tastes great.
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  5. quixoposto
    This was passed to me via a friend from an Ethiopian family. Berbere is a spice.
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