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Koshari is a hearty dish composed of fried onions, lentil, rice, chickpeas, pasta topped with a spicy tomato and lemon sauce. its a very popular street food and trust me this stuff dangerously addictive. Fun Fact: People say that the name of "Koshari" comes from the French people were they used to say Egyptian are eating caché riz literally "the Hidden rice"


For the rice:

  • 2 cups basmati rice

  • 1tbsp salt

  • 1 cup dried lentils

  • 150g dried pasta

  • 1 can chickpeas

For the tomato sauce:

  • 1 medium onion

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 2 cans diced tomato

  • 1 tsp sugar


For the garlic vinegar:

  • 1 cup white vinegar

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp dried coriander

  • Fried shallots



1.Rinse the basmati rice then place carefully in the boiling water until its partially cooked

2.For the lentils, cover the dried lentils in water and soak for at least 30 minutes

3.Put 1 diced onion into the oil then add the lentils for 3 minutes then add the rice for another 3 minutes

4.Put 4 cups of water and leave them on high heat until water is absorbed, once absorbed put heat to medium and keep the rice with lentils until cooked.

5.For the pasta, put the pasta in the boiling water with salt for 10 minutes

6.For the tomato sauce, finely dice 2 cloves of garlic

7.Sauté in a pan with pinch of salt then add the 3 tsp of tomato paste, add vinegar and sugar and cook until its reduced to half

8.For the garlic vinegar, roughly chop the garlic

9.Place in a small pot the vinegar, garlic, cumin, coriander and water.


To serve:

1.Layer a large bowl with rice, pasta, lentils, chickpeas, tomato sauce and fried shallots

2.Serve with garlic vinegar sauce


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