Split Red Lentils Stew (Mesir Wot ) ምስር ወጥ

Mesir Wot ( Split Red Lentils Stew)


1/2 cup dry split red lentils
3 to 4 tbs berbere (Ethiopian red pepper and Spice Mix)
1 large onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup olive oil or corn oil or vegetable oil
sea salt
Tikur Azmud – Black Seed powder
Korarima-Ethiopian cardamom, or false cardamom powder


Peel and chop 1 large onions finely. Add chopped onions to a large pot and cook over medium heat about 4 minutes. Add olive oil and cook until the onion very soft and just about caramelized(until onions turn to golden brown). Add Berbere and continue to simmer for about 15 minutes at low heat and  Using a wooden spoon stir occasionally. Add water, let it simmer. Place the lentils in a large bowl and fill with cold water and wash. Rinse the lentils a few times. Add the lentils, reduce the heat to low and simmer, stir occasionally until the mixture is thick and the lentils are tender, simmer 25 to 30 minutes add Black Seed powder(Tikur Azmud ), and Ethiopian cardamom, or false cardamom powder (Korarima). Once fully cooked add Salt to taste. simmer for a few minutes more. Remove from heat. Serve with Injera. enjoy