Green lentil stew

Defun Birsen

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Tekebash & Saba: Recipes from the Horn of Africa

By Saba Alemayoh

Published 2023

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This is another staple during Lent.


  • 200 g (7 oz) green lentils
  • 1 onion, diced
  • sunflow


Wash the lentils until the water runs clear, then drain and leave to the side.

In a saucepan, sauté the onion in oil over medium heat until translucent. Add the garlic, turmeric and cumin to the pot and stir well. Cook for 5 minutes, adding just a tad of water to get a thick paste.

Add the lentils to the pot with 400