Source: Beza

Spiced Red Lentils

Course Dinner
Cuisine Ethiopian
Keyword Lentil
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 red onions peeled and finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and finely diced
  • 3 cm ginger minced
  • 70 g berbere spice mix
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 500 g red lentils


  • Place oil in a medium stock pot on a medium-high heat, add onions, garlic and ginger, and cook, stirring, for eight to 10 minutes, until golden brown. Add berbere spice and pepper, and cook, stirring, for five to seven minutes more; turn down heat, if need be, to prevent it catching. Add 250ml cold water and lentils, turn down heat and cook, stirring, for 20-25 mins, until it turns thick. Simmer for two minutes more, add salt and serve on flatbread (we use Ethiopian injera bread).
Categories: Dinner


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