Saturday, September 1, 2012

Misir Wot

This is our take on Misir Wot from our favorite Ethiopian restaurant, Alem.

1/2 lb (about 1.5 cups) red lentils
1 onion, chopped
1 Tb. ginger garlic paste
1/4c. oil
2T. berbere
salt to taste

In a medium-large pot, heat oil over med heat. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste and cook another minute. Stir in berbere and let it cook a few more minutes so that the mixture is turning darker, but not burning. Add lentils, salt, and water. Make sure the water is about 1" above the lentils. Reduce heat a bit, cover, and allow to simmer for 20-30 mins stirring occasionally until the desired consistency is reached. More water may be needed to prevent burning.

Enjoy with injera or roti.
Berbere powder (hot) is from Workinesh Spice Blends (952-303-6710).

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