KosharI Recipe An Egyptian National Dish

One of our favorite foods, Koshari. This recipe for Koshari is an Egyptian national dish and popular street food! One of the most popular street foods in Egypt, worth every step!

Key Ingredients

• Canned Chick      Peas  • Onions • Garlic • Tomato Paste  • Brown Lentils  • Vermicelli • Cayenne Pepper

• Ditalini • Cornstarch • Tomato Sauce • White Vinegar • Short Grain     Rice • Cumin • Oil

Slice onions thin. Sprinkle salt and cornstarch. Toss together. Fry the onions in oil heated to 350°F for 10-12 minutes and drain on a paper towel. Reserve oil!


Saute garlic until fragrant. Add onions, tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover, let simmer for 15 minutes.


Cook lentils until they are al dente. Stir in rice, vermicelli, hot water, and salt. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat for 12-15 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Whisk all the ingredients for the cumin sauce together in a measuring cup.


Koshary is all about the layering! Add the rice with lentil mixture as the base, top with cooked pasta, chickpeas, and fried onions.  Drizzle with tomato sauce and cumin sauce.



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