Red Lentils | Mesir Wat

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons oil

1 heaping spoonful Ethiopia Spice Blend

2 cloves garlic, minced

1-inch piece ginger, minched

2 cups red lentils

1 can tomato paste

1 tsp salt

Recipe

1. Place a large sauce pot over medium heat, and the oil and spices and cook 1-2 minutes or until spices have begun to simmer.

2. Add the garlic, ginger, and chopped onions and saute for 3-5 minutes, or until soft. Add the ginger and garlic and saute another 2 minutes.

3. Next add the s tomato paste along with the salt. Add the lentils and 6 cups of water.

4. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

5. Uncover and stir the lentils, then continue to cook uncovered for another 10-15 minutes until a thick porridge-like consistency is reached.