Continuing my Ethiopian theme from last week, here is another recipe from their vegan cuisine. Misir Wot, is a creamy (yet creamless) and spicy red lentil dish. It is almost exactly the same as Indian dal, except for the addition of “berbere” seasonings.
Berbere seems to be the garam masala of Ethiopia, except it is much more spicier. If you look at the ingredients of berbere, you know that it has to be good- paprika, cayenne, fenugreek, coriander, cumin, black pepper, cardamom, cloves, ginger and turmeric. I’ve used all these spices before, maybe not in this exact combination though. I was contemplating making the spice blend, until I saw it at Whole Foods.
If you want to convert this dish to Indian dal, just omit the berbere or replace with garam masala. This is a perfect dish to make in a slow cooker as well.
This is an easy to make, healthy, tasty dish.