Recipes from Djibouti: Misir Wat (Red Lentils)

Recipes from Djibouti

Misir Wat (Red Lentils)

Country: Djibouti
Course: Side
Makes: 6 to 8 servings


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups orange lentils
  • Water


  1. Saute the onion in the oil, then add the tomatoes.
  2. When the onions are translucent and the tomatoes are soft, add the lentils and the water. Boil until the lentils are tender, about 20 minutes.