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Koshari - National Dish Of Egypt

Koshari - National Dish Of Egypt


This is called "Koshari" in Egypt and is considered to be the Egyptian fast food... It's very traditional and delicious dish.




10 servings

1 cup Rice

1 cup Pasta (preferably macaroni pasta)

1 cup Brown lentils

to taste Salt and black pepper

For the sauce:

2 tbsp Veg. Oil

1 small Onion - diced finely

2 clove Garlic - diced finely

15 oz Tomato paste

400 grams Tomato paste

to taste Any spices you wish to add

1/2 cup Water

to taste Salt + pepper

For crispy onion

2 large Onions

Oil for deep frying the onions




(~55 mins)

Cook the lentils in just over a litre of salted water. Bring to boil and then reduce heat and simmer covered for 15-30 mins.

When the lentils are tender add the rice to the lentils and let it simmer until it's cooked (you can add water if necessary.

Cook the pasta in a different pot. Rinse and strain when done.

For crispy onions

Heat the oil and add the onions and fry until slightly browned. Using a slotted spoon to remove onions from oil and place on paper towels to drain and cool.


For tomato sauce

Heat the 2 tbsp of oil in a medium saucepan and add the diced onions and garlic and fry till light brown

Immediately add the tomato paste

And the spices you choose to add!

Add the salt and pepper (to taste)

Add the water and leave to simmer, reduce the heat to low and cover and simmer for 20 mins stirring occasionally


For the finished dish:

In one pot add the rice, lentils and pasta and toss and combine and serve from there.

Add the rice, lentils, and pasta mix into a large bowl

Then the tomato sauce on top

Sprinkle some hot chili powder of you like spicy food

Now add the crispy onion

You can also top it with something like chickpeas.











Szeptember / 2022



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