Photo attribution: My Tu Duong
If you like rich, spicy flavor, this side dish will make you happy!
What you'll need
Spatula or spoon
1 Onion small, finely chopped
2 tablespoons Ethiopian Berbere Spice Blend see notes below
2 cups Lentils dried, rinsed, and drained
2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
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.
- If berebere spice is difficult to find, substitute your favorite red chili powder.
- You may use red or brown lentils in this recipe.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8 g||10%|
|Saturated Fat 1 g||5%|
|Sodium 599 mg||26%|
|Total Carbohydrate 34 g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 6 g||21%|
|Protein 12 g|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: