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Milk Street Recipe

Berbere-Spiced Red Lentils

30 minutes

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Berbere-Spiced Red Lentils

This lentil stew is our spin on the Ethiopian dish called misir wat. It’s seasoned with berbere, a rich, complex, aromatic Ethiopian blend of warm spices, savory dried alliums and red chilies. Look for berbere in spice shops or in well-stocked grocery stores. We garnish the lentils with a mix of chopped tomatoes, jalapeño and grated ginger, a non-traditional touch that brings bright flavor and color to the dish. If you can get the Ethiopian flatbread called injera, serve some alongside, though warm naan and/or rice are also excellent accompaniments.

4 to 6

Servings

Tip

Don’t forget to stir the lentils often to prevent scorching, especially near the end of cooking, when the consistency becomes thicker.

30 minutes

Reviews
Kelly L.
August 8, 2022
Excellent lentil recipe
Great flavor and oh so quick and easy to prepare. This will become part of our regular rotation.
Jared G.
July 31, 2022
Great way to dress up red lentils
I like red lentils. Period. But it's always nice to find a new way to dress them up. By the way, I couldn't find any jarred berbere where I am in Eastern Idaho, so I made my own, using the NYT Cooking recipe for Shiro (Ground-Chickpea Stew).
John W.
July 19, 2022
Sensational lentils
Added only 1Tb of ghee at the end. Tasted great.
Katherine R.
July 2, 2022
Berbere-Spiced Lentils
The most flavorful red lentils I've ever tasted; delicious with pita and labneh.

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