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egyptian recipe for koshari

Egyptian Recipe for Koshari


  • Author: Lilian B.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Koshari is a vegan meal of rice, chickpeas, homemade red salsa and fried onions. This Egyptian recipe for koshari is my mother in laws secret recipe!


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Ingredients

  • 5 medium onions
  • 2 cups dried chickpeas
  • 1/2 bag of spaghetti
  • 1/2 bag elbow pasta
  • 2 cup brown lentils
  • 4 cups dry rice
  • 11 whole tomatoes
  • 1 small packet of tomato paste or 3 tbsp
  • 12 garlic cloves
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 2 spicy pepper
  • white vinegar
  • ground cumin
  • ground coriander
  • 3 limes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for frying

Instructions

Chickpeas

  1. Boil 2 cups of dried chickpeas until semi-cooked (about 45 minutes to an hour). Drain water.
  2. Add fresh water and 1 tbsp of cumin. Boil chickpeas a second time for another 45 minutes.
  3. Once chickpeas are cooked, squeeze 1/2 of a lime over chickpeas.

Fresh Red Sauce

  1. Blend 6 tomatoes, 2 bell peppers, 1 medium onion, and 6 garlic cloves in the food processor.
  2. If you would like a spicy sauce, add 2 spicy peppers.
  3. Add 1 tsp of ground cumin, 1 tsp of ground coriander, 3 tbsp of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Add juice from 2 limes.
  4. Blend and set aside.

Koshari Rice

  1. Blend 2 medium onions in food processor.
  2. Cook onions with oil on medium heat for 15 minutes.
  3. In a large pot, add cooked onions and 2 cups of brown lentils (these will be larger in volume after being soaked). Add 6 cups of water.
  4. Cook lentils on high heat until the water starts to boil.
  5. Turn down heat to medium low. Add 2 cups of dry rice and 2 more cups of water.
  6. Add salt and pepper.
  7. Continue to cook on medium low heat until rice has finished cooking.
  8. Turn off stove and allow rice to rest.

Cook Pasta

  1. Boil water.
  2. Add pasta.
  3. Cook pasta until desired firmness.

Fried Onions

  1. Chop 2 medium onions into circles.
  2. Mix with flour.
  3. Fry in oil.
  4. Set aside.

Cooked Red Sauce

  1. Blend 5 tomatoes in a blender. Strain tomatoes into a bowl.
  2. Fry Oil with 1 tsp chili powder and 6 minced garlic cloves.
  3. Add 3 tbsp of tomato paste.
  4. Add 3 tbsp of vinegar.
  5. Add blended tomatoes.
  6. Add 1 tsp of cumin and 1 tsp of coriander.

  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Egyptian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 696
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 161 mg
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 153 g
  • Fiber: 21 g
  • Protein: 47 g
  • Cholesterol: 19 mg

Keywords: koshary kushari koshari egyptian lentils and rice