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Spicy lentil stew (yemiser w'et)

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Categories: Main dish, Ethiopian, Vegetarian



Rinse & cook lentils. when done, drain & set aside. Reserve stock for later in the recipe. Saute onions & garlic in the ghee till onions are just translucent. Add berbere, cumin & paprika. Saute for a few minutes longer, stirring occasionally to prevent anything from burning. Mix in tomatoes & tomato paste. Simmer 10 minutes. Add stock & continue simmering. When lentils are cooked, mix them into the saute. Add green peas & cook another 5 minutes. Add salt & pepper to taste. Serve with Injera bread or pita bread. "Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant"