Kik Wat

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Kik Wat (pictured in the center of the image below) is a traditional entree in the world-famous Ethiopian Feast.

Kik Wat

(Photo Attributed to Author: Rama)

Kik Wat (Red Lentil Stew) Recipe-

  • 2 tbsp. berbere seasoning (Ethiopian blend of spicy peppers, a must ingredient for authentic results)
  • 4 cups uncooked dried split red lentils
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped fine
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 tsp. minced fresh garlic or garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. berbere seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. salt (or to taste
  • 8 to 10 cups water
  1. Put some vegetable oil in a large cooking pot over medium-high heat, and simmer the garlic and onion with the berbere seasoning, until onions are translucent and onions and garlic are fully fragrant.
  2. Add in the water and the red lentils, bring the mixture to a lively simmer, and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, until the lentils are fully cooked and tender.
  3. Serve you Kik Wat immediately while hot.

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