ALITCHA BIRSEN

 

5 spoons sunflower or other vegetable oil
6 cloves of garlic, crushed
250 gr. tomatoes, peeled
200 gr. lentils
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ginger
2 fresh red chilies (remove the seeds)
1 liter boiling water

 

Heat the oil in a frying-pan and fry the garlic light golden. Add the sliced skinned tomatoes and simmer 5 minutes. Add the washed lentils and simmer shortly. Add salt, pepper, ginger, chili and boiling water. Cover the pan and simmer the mixture on a low fire for 60 minutes. Serve with injera.

 

Serves 4.

 

country : Eritrea

course : vegan dish

 

source : Patricia Plummer [IRE_Potluck]