Berbere Spiced Lentil Stew

Berbere Spiced Lentil Stew

Try out this flavoursome hearty lentil soup with touches of Berbere flavour with our warm spice blend. 

Berbere Lentil Stew

Servings: 4

Cooking time:40 minutes


For stew:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion (minced)
3 to 4 tablespoons Berbere Spice
1 cup uncooked black lentils
2 cups vegetable broth
1 to 2 cups of water
½ cup tomato sauce
Juice from ½ lemon (plus extra for serving)
Salt (to taste)

For topping:

Yogurt (for topping)
Coriander (for topping)


      1. Heat a pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Add the olive oil followed by the minced onion. Cook until the onion is translucent, 5 to 6 minutes;
      2. Measure in 3 tablespoons of the berbere spice and stir to coat the onions. Add in the black lentils followed by the vegetable broth and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 25 minutes. Check and stir occasionally, adding water as needed;
      3. Once lentils are mostly tender, stir in the tomato sauce and lemon. Continue to cook for another 5 to 10 minutes until lentils are tender. Taste and add more berbere seasoning, lemon juice, or salt as needed.


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