Red Lentil Stew

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Red Lentil Soup
Red Lentil Soup

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My Tu Duong
Red Lentil Stew
Budget-friendly recipe
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If you like rich, spicy flavor, this side dish will make you happy!

Ingredients

¼
cup
1

finely chopped

5

minced

2
tablespoons

(see notes below)

8
cups
2
cups

rinsed and drained

2
tablespoons
¾
teaspoon

What You'll Need

  • Chef knife
  • Cutting board
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup
  • Large pot
  • Wooden spoon

Directions

  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until tender.
  2. Stir in garlic and berbere spice or chili powder. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add water, lentils, tomato paste, and salt.
  4. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes (or 30 minutes for brown lentils). Stir occasionally.
  5. Serve hot with Ethiopian-style injera or other bread.

Chef Tips

  • If berebere spice is difficult to find, substitute your favorite red chili powder.

  • You may use brown lentils instead of red ones in this recipe.

Nutrition Info and more

Serving size:
1
cup
Total calories:
243
Total fat:
8 g
Saturated fat:
1 g
Carbohydrates:
34 g
Protein:
12 g
Fiber:
6 g
Sodium:
599 mg
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In collaboration with the International Rescue Committee San Diego, United Women for East Africa Support Team, and UC San Diego – Center for Community Health
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