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Egyptian Koshari



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 60 mins (15m prep + 45m cook)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

egyptian recipe

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a large pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
  2. 2.Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until golden brown.
  3. 3.Add the crushed tomatoes, cumin, coriander, chili powder, and salt. Stir well to combine.
  4. 4.Simmer the sauce for about 15 minutes, until it thickens slightly.
  5. 5.In a separate pot, combine the cooked rice, lentils, and pasta. Mix well.
  6. 6.Pour the tomato sauce over the rice, lentils, and pasta. Stir gently to coat everything in the sauce.
  7. 7.Cover the pot and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  8. 8.Serve the Koshari hot, topped with crispy onions and a drizzle of vinegar.
  9. 9.Enjoy the taste of Egypt!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor extra flavor, you can add a pinch of cinnamon to the tomato sauce.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to adjust the spice level by adding more or less chili powder.
  • chevron_rightIf you're short on time, you can use pre-cooked rice, lentils, and pasta.
  • chevron_rightKoshari makes a great vegetarian main dish, but you can also serve it as a side dish with grilled chicken or lamb.
  • chevron_rightLeftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Just reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.