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Spiced Red Lentils

Ready for some Ethiopian Cuisine?

The main ingredient that spices up this dish is called misir wat in Amharic, the language of Ethiopia and mainly comes from berbere, the ground Ethiopian spice blend that includes chile pepper, cardamom, coriander, ajwain and fenugreek.


1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3 medium red onions, finely chopped (2 cups)

10 garlic cloves, minced

One 3-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced

3 tablespoons berbere, plus more for sprinkling

2 teaspoons nigella seeds, finely ground

1 teaspoon ground cardamom

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper

3 cups red lentils (1 ¼ pounds)

For more information about this delicious meal, click the link.

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