One of Ethiopia’s most popular vegetarian dishes, Misir Wat showcases lentils in a way that’s unlike any you’ve had before. The flavor is simply out of this world! Vegetarian-friendly and so delicious that even devout carnivores won’t miss the meat!

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10 Min


30 Min




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1/2 cup red lentils, rinsed 2 tbs of kibbeh 1/2 medium-sized onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 cups water 1 1/2 TBS berbere 1/2 tsp kosher salt


INSTRUCTIONS Step 1 Place lentils in a small bowl and rinse vigorously with cold tap water 2 or three times. Cover with water and let them soak for about 10 minutes. Step 2 In a medium sauce pan heat oil over medium-high heat. When the oil easily slides across the pan add the onions and garlic. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes until the onions become translucent. Step 3 Add 1/4 cup of water and cook for another 3 minutes stirring occasionally. Step 4 Add berbere, stir well and cook for 5 more minutes. Add a tablespoon of water if needed. Step 5 Drain the lentils and add them to the pan along with the salt and the rest of the water. Step 6 Bring to a boil, cover the pan and reduce the heat to low. Let it simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring every now and then. You're done!

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by @Chef Mimi

Made with to injera