Egyptian cuisine is an explosion of flavors, influenced by the country’s history and cultural diversity. One of the most popular dishes of Egypt is the Koshari, a hearty and flavorful dish made with a blend of rice, lentils, macaroni, and a spicy tomato sauce. This dish is a perfect representation of the country’s cuisine, with a mix of textures and flavors that are sure to satisfy your cravings.
- 1 cup rice
- 1 cup lentils
- 1 cup macaroni
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups canned chopped tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1/2 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- Rinse the lentils and place them in a pot with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.
- Rinse the rice and place it in a pot with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is tender.
- Cook the macaroni according to the package instructions.
- In a pan, heat up the olive oil and sauté the onions until they become translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
- Add the tomato sauce, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.
- To serve, place the cooked rice, lentils, and macaroni in a bowl. Top it with the tomato sauce and fried onions.