Home/ Blog

Yemisir Wot (Berbere Lentils)

Have a taste of Ethiopian cuisine & savor the spicy sweet flavor of this Yemisir Wot (Berbere Lentils) recipe. Lentils are low in calories & high in nutrition!



  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 small to medium yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, pureed
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and pureed
  • 1/2 cup Berbere spice
  • 1 cup dried red lentils, washed
  • 3 cups water
  • kosher salt, to taste



  1. In a large dutch oven, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add in the onions, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 8 minutes.
  2. Add in the garlic, ginger, and berbere, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until fragrant. Add in the lentils and cook for 1 minute more. Add in the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 30-45 minutes until thick and the the lentils have broken down a bit. Season, to taste, with salt.


    Click here to buy Berbere and other herbs and spices


    Source: Spachethespatula


    Photo Credit to: Spachethespatula

    0 comments. Write a comment

    Empty content. Please select category to preview