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Kik Wat (Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew)

Rated as 4.29 out of 5 Stars

"Recipe for Ethiopian spicy red lentil stew."
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Ingredients

57 m servings 432 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

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  1. Place yellow onions, red onions, and garlic in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons berbere; cook and stir until incorporated, about 3 minutes. Pour in oil and stir until combined, about 3 minutes more.
  2. Stir crushed tomatoes into the pot; cook until starting to break down into the stew, about 15 minutes. Add lentils; cook and stir, about 5 minutes. Pour in water. Reduce heat and simmer until lentils are cooked through, about 15 minutes. Season stew with cardamom, salt, and ground black pepper in the last few minutes of cooking.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute another oil for the canola oil if desired.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 432 calories; 18.3 g fat; 48.7 g carbohydrates; 17.2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 503 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was very delicious. I halved the recipe and it was still so much food! I didn't have crushed tomatoes so I substituted half a can of tomato paste. Also I only used about half the onions bec...

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It may depend on which berbere powder you use, but I put in half the given amount of berbere and it was still wayyy too spicy for a North American family (my kids wouldn't eat it even after we a...

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This was very delicious. I halved the recipe and it was still so much food! I didn't have crushed tomatoes so I substituted half a can of tomato paste. Also I only used about half the onions bec...

Delicious. My family loved this spicy stew on a chilly fall night. Served with warm naan. Heavenly. I cooked on the stove, refrigerated overnight, and heated in the crock pot all afternoon.

Omg this is such a great recipe. My boyfriend and I made this tonight and loved loved loved it. I put hard-boiled eggs in it with fresh tomatoes instead of crushed. Thank you for this awesome re...

It may depend on which berbere powder you use, but I put in half the given amount of berbere and it was still wayyy too spicy for a North American family (my kids wouldn't eat it even after we a...

I scaled the recipe down to 1/5th of the normal volume, which makes 4 servings when mixed with rice. Delicious, but sadly too spicy for me- my husband thought it was great though! If anyone need...

Phenomenal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Done and done!!!!!!! This recipe made a LOT of food... but I tried a bunch of Ethiopian dishes including meat dishes and this was by far the winner of the bunch. The...

I love everything about this recipe. I use Vegetable broth to saute onions and garlic.