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Recipe Name: Amhari - Mesir Wat (ethiopian Lentil Bowl) Submitted by: Administrator
Source: Source Description:
Ethnicity: Last Modified: 2/22/2014
Base: Vegetables Comments:
Preparation Time:
Number of Servings: 8

1/2 Kilogram red lentils
2 Onions
1/2 Cup(s) Oil
3 Tablespoon(s) Tomato paste
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Paprika, sweet or hot
1 Head garlic
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Ground ginger
1/4 Teaspoon(s) Black pepper
1 Teaspoon(s) Salt
3 Cup(s) Water
Recipe by: Gad S. Sheaffer ( This recipe is common
to the Ethiopian Jews (Phalashi). My understanding is that these are
NOT unique to them. Sort the lentils and soak in tap water for 30
minutes. Rinse in running water and drain. Peel and finely chop the
onions. peel and mash the garlic.Heat the oil in large pan and saute
the onion until golden. Add tomato paste and paprika and mix. Add half
the water and the garlic,ginger pepper and salt. Stir well and then
add the rest of the water, stir again ,cover and bring to boil. When
the water boil, add the lentils ,lower the flame and cook 20-30
minutes, until the lentils soften. Serve hot.

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
Calories: 141
Calories From Fat: 121
Total Fat: 13.7g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 343.5mg
Potassium: 120.9mg
Carbohydrates: 4.9g
Fiber: <1g
Sugar: 2.3g
Protein: <1g

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