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Egyptian Koshari Recipe

Egyptian Koshari Recipe

 

Koshari is one of the popular and famous dishes for the Egyptians since it is not expensive and has a high nutritional value in addition to being easy to cook because it doesn’t take too much time for cooking.

Servings: 5 persons

Preparing time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 90 minutes

 

Ingredients:

250 g small macaroni

250 g spaghetti

250 g brown lentil

2 cups Egyptian rice

1 ½ cups noodle

250 g chickpea

4 big onions

2 tbsp. Tomato paste

5 tomatoes made juice

1 garlic head

Corn oil

2 tbsp. vinegar

Salt and pepper

 

Cumin sauce Ingredients:

4 cloves garlic

¼ cup water

1 tsp. cumin

2 tbsp. vinegar

Oil

Salt

 

Preparing cumin sauce:

-heat some oil in pan and add garlic then cumin.

-Add ¼ cup water until it boils.

-Last, add vinegar and salt.

 

Preparing Koshari:

-Wash the rice properly.

-Wash the lentil properly.

-Peel and mash the garlic

-Put chickpea in water for not less than 6 hours.

 

Cooking:

-Boil macaroni then drain it.

-Boil the lentil without adding salt. When it boils, keep it get cooked on a very low heat. After it becomes well cooked, drain it and add salt and pepper with some cumin and cardamom.

-Fry the noodle in oil then add rice and salt. Stir well for about a minute then add water and after it boils, keep it on a low heat then leave it and stir regularly until it becomes cooked.

-Cut the onion into half circles and fry into deep oil until it becomes brown then add vinegar immediately then tomato sauce and paste and leave until it becomes thick (for about 20 minutes) then add salt and pepper.

-There are two kinds to serve, first is to mix macaroni with lentil well then add chickpea, onion and tomato sauce respectively on the top. The second method is to make it like layers, like adding first a macaroni layer then rice layer then lentil layer then chickpea then tomato sauce then onion.

 

Tips to make the onion crispy:

Add some flour on onion and mix well but don’t put in oil until the oil becomes well heated to avoid the onion sticking to the bottom.

Notes: you can dispense chickpea.

 

 

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