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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 to the pan and sauté until golden brown.
  3. 3.Add the crushed tomatoes, cumin, coriander, red pepper flakes (if using), and salt. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. 4.In a separate pot, cook the lentils, rice, and pasta according to their package instructions.
  5. 5.Once cooked, drain the lentils, rice, and pasta and add them to the tomato sauce. Mix well to combine.
  6. 6.Serve the Koshari hot, topped with crispy onions for garnish.
  7. 7.Enjoy the delicious flavors of Egypt!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor added flavor, you can cook the lentils, rice, and pasta in vegetable broth instead of water.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to customize your Koshari by adding your favorite vegetables or protein.
  • chevron_rightIf you like it spicy, add more red pepper flakes or a drizzle of hot sauce.
  • chevron_rightLeftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.