Misir Wot

  • 1 cup split red lentils
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or ghee
  • 1 medium red onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons berbere spice blend
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 cups water divided
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped (optional)
  • ½ lime

  • Turn Instant Pot to Saute mode. After the 'hot' sign displays, add oil and onions. Mix well. Cook covered with a glass lid for 2 minutes.
  • Add ginger and garlic. Mix well and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add red lentils, berbere spice blend, and salt. Add 2 cups of water and mix everything together.
  • Close Instant Pot lid with pressure valve to sealing. Cook on Manual(Hi) for 15 mins followed by natural pressure release.
  • Open Instant Pot, Stir everything. Add more water to bring the stew to desired consistency. Mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and squeeze fresh lime juice on top before serving with steamed rice or bread.

From the ministry of curry blog