easy vegan

Misir Wot

Vegan, gluten-free and ready in 45 minutes!


– Onion – Garlic paste – Red chili powder – Tomato paste – Tomatoes – Berbere powder – Split lentils – Water

Step 1

Add a tablespoon of oil to a large skillet or Dutch oven, and cook one finely diced onion until soft on medium heat.

Step 2

Then, add a tablespoon of minced garlic followed by red chili powder. Allow this to cook for a minute or two.

Step 3

Next, add tomato paste and a small can of diced tomatoes  along with berbere spice. Sauté this for 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 4

Next, add the remaining olive oil along with the cardamom powder, then give this all a good mix.

Step 5

Wash 1 cup of split lentils and add them to the pot along with 2 cups of water or broth and salt to your taste.

Step 6

Bring this to a boil while still on medium heat. Then, turn the heat to a low-medium and allow the mixture to simmer at this heat for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 7

When finished, it should have an almost creamy but not too soft consistency. Your Misir Wot is ready!

Serve with flatbread or rice for a delicious but hearty meal!