Misir Wot (red lentil stew) is one popular vegan wot in the Ethiopian cuisine. It can be made hot, mild, or unspiced. The more Berebere (spiced red pepper powder) you add, the hotter it will be. If you don’t want it to be unspiced, replace the Berbere with Turmeric, or Tomato Paste.
1 big red onion (chopped)
1 clove of Garlic (chopped)
2 whole tomato (chopped)/Canned tomato (optional)
1/4 cup Cooking oil
3 tbl. sp. Berbere (spiced red pepper powder)/more or less
1/2 lbs Split-half Red Lentils
2 cups Water
Salt ( as needed)
Black Cardamom/ground (optional)
Remove the pot from the stove, make it cool for a few minutes and it is ready for serving. You can eat it with Injera (Ethiopian flat bread), with tortilla, or pita bread. Some even tried it with rice.