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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 426.6
  • Total Fat: 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,072.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 80.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 16.7 g
  • Protein: 21.6 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Mesir W'et - Spicy Ethiopian Lentil Stew calories by ingredient
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Mesir W'et - Spicy Ethiopian Lentil Stew

Submitted by: ZIGWEEGWEE

Introduction

Found on kaboodle: http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/mesir-wet-
-spicy-ethiopian-lentil-stew
The author said, "This is a recipe that I've tweaked to perfection and everyone asks me to bring to any pot-luck or party. If you can find a market that sells berere (a spice blend) it will taste more authentic. You can find recipes for the spice blend online or see the recipe for substitutes if you are in a hurry. This is usually served with injera, a flat pancake-like bread. If you can't find that you could serve this with rice or pita bread. "
Found on kaboodle: http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/mesir-wet-
-spicy-ethiopian-lentil-stew
The author said, "This is a recipe that I've tweaked to perfection and everyone asks me to bring to any pot-luck or party. If you can find a market that sells berere (a spice blend) it will taste more authentic. You can find recipes for the spice blend online or see the recipe for substitutes if you are in a hurry. This is usually served with injera, a flat pancake-like bread. If you can't find that you could serve this with rice or pita bread. "

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup dried red lentils
    1 onion, chopped
    1-3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 small can tomato paste
    2 cups vegetable broth or water
    1 Tablespoon paprika
    1 teaspoon ground ginger
    1 teaspoon turmeric
    1 teaspoon Garam Masala
    1 tablespoon berbere OR an additional 1 tablespoon paprika OR 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
    sea salt to taste
    ground black pepper to taste
    oil for frying
    pita bread

Directions

1. Soak lentils for at least an hour in water
2. Drain and rinse and set aside
3. Saute onions and garlic in oil until golden
4. Add broth or water
5. Add spices and tomato paste
6. When gently boiling, add lentils
7. Turn down heat and simmer until lentils are tender and it's a thick stew, adding more liquid if needed.
8. Serve with rice, Injera bread or pita bread (calories calculated with whole wheat pita)

Serves 4

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ZIGWEEGWEE.






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  • This is a dinner I rely on every week or so. Quick to make--and very tasty. I have a slightly modified version that I found elsewhere, but I don't think it would make a big difference in flavor. (A little less tomato paste and broth; a little more onion.) - 1/2/12

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  • Very good and easy recipe for a potluck this evening. Spiciness may vary according to the berbere. I picked up a paste from a local ethiopian market, but one lady there reccommended a dry blend instead. Also, tomatoes aren't native to ethiopia but are commonly used today, perhaps Italian influence. - 2/13/11

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