Wot (Spicy)

Wot (Spicy)

Wonderful dish form Ethiopia

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  1. Recipe for Wot
    1 cup split red lentils
    1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder (Berbere)
    3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 red onions (chopped) or 1 shallot (chopped)
    5 1/2 cups water
    4 garlic cloves (diced) or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder (if available)
    salt and black pepper
    Directions:
    1
    Bring to boil 4 cups of water in a medium pot. Rinse the lentils with fresh water and add to it. Cook for 5 minutes.
    2
    Remove the foam with spoon and discard . Lightly drain the extra water in a container or a cup.
    3
    Meanwhile, sauté the onion with ½ cup of water and one tablespoon of oil for 5 minutesor until tender.
    4
    To the cooked onion add one cup of water, hot red chili powder (berbere), the rest of the oil, garlic and black pepper. Stir for 10 minutes.
    5
    Combine the lentils and sauce. Mix well. If more water is needed, use the set-aside water. Cook the stew for 20 minutes until it simmers.
    6
    Add false cardamom and salt to taste. Remove from heat. Serve it warm or cold.
    7
    P.S. To make it mild, you may use tomato sauce.
    8
    * You will find these spices in Ethiopian or Indian shops/groceries.

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