ET-Misir Wat

Misir Wat

What you need:

  • 1 cup red lentils (masoor dal), well rinsed
  • 3 tsp canola oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 3 large tomatoes, peeled and pureed (or you can use 8 oz canned tomato sauce)
  • 2 round tsp berbere
  • 1 round tsp garlic ginger paste, or to taste
  • Water
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper

What you do:

  • Saute onions in oil until golden in a large saucepan on medium heat.
  • Add tomatoes and cook for 15 mins stirring frequently.
  • Add berbere and cook for another 10 mins.
  • Add the washed lentils and stir until well combined.
  • Add 2 cups of water, bring to a boil and reduce heat to prevent burning.
  • Cook until lentils are tender, adding additional water if needed.
  • When lentils are nearly tender, add garlic ginger paste and cook for a further 10 mins Consistency should be like a very thick soup.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.


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