angel monster (malloreigh) wrote in vegancooking,
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Ethiopian Lentil Stew

Yesterday I had a mad craving for Ethiopian food (mmm, lentil stew and injera!) but I didn't have anyone to go with and I had to work late besides - so I decided to experiment and make it at home without a recipe (my computer's broken). It actually came out okay - and I just used what I had sitting around. Not nearly as good as real Ethiopian though! Here's what I did...

2 tbsp coconut oil
1/3 red onion, chopped

Saute the red onion in oil. While I did this, I cooked maybe 1.5 cups of red lentils.

"Berbere spice" was a combination of...
Paprika
Cayenne
Coriander
Fenugreek

I added the berbere to the sauteeing onions and oil and let it saute for quite a while.

When my lentils were done, I added them to the oil/onion/berbere and cooked until flavour was evenly distributed. At this point I added garlic and more fenugreek. I ate it with some very unsuitable but still tasty bread.
Tags: beans-lentils, ethnic food-ethiopian
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