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I spent a month in Egypt last year and this was very similar to the koshary we bought in street stalls every couple of days. The only addition that I would make to complete it is French fried onions as a topping and a side of hot sauce. Thanks for the recipe.
I make koshary quite a lot, and this is a good recipe. As a rule for cooking rice, use 2:1 water to rice, and it should turn out perfect without needing to be checked or to add more water. You cut time by making things simultaneously (cooking macaroni, lentils and rice on separate burners) and the sauce in another pan. It takes about 15-20 min. cooking time and 10 min. prep. time then. Serve with kababs, chicken and mulokhia, and fattoush salad for a rounded out meal.
My husband would really prefer to never eat lentils. However there is an Italian tradition (I'm Italian he's not) of eating lentil soup on New Year's Day to ensure prosperity in the coming year so he has to put up with them one day a year. This year I thought I'd try something a little different and found this recipe. Hubby loves tomato so I thought this might work. I cooked the lentils and the rice in a chicken veggie broth for extra flavor the pasta I used was some leftover pastina (really small pasta used for soups) and the tomato I used was leftover homemade pizza sauce. It was fantastic! My husband loved it and I could probably get him to eat it a couple of times a year because I love lentils and would like to be able to have them more often. Thanks for this one!
My boyfriend is Egyptian and was very pleased with this meal ( I made it as anniversary surprise!) There is a sauce Egyptians spoon on top of the dish as a finishing touch...it is minced garlic, 1 tbs coriander, 1/2 tbs cummin, 1 tbs red pepper flakes, distilled white vinegar ( just enough to cover the spices) and dilute with water to taste! it’s excellent added flavor! Plus add to the dish chick peas and fried onion crisps to top it
Pretty good but definitely needs chickpeas and french fried onions on top to be like the Kosheri I had in Cairo! In the future I will also use more lentils crushed tomatoes instead of tomato paste and cooking time is overestimated: only took me an hour from start to finish including prep which can be done while rice/pasta is cooking.
This makes a TON of koshari!!! Which is great because I love it. I would actually say to make it with even more onions as the fried onions are my favorite part. I noticed that the recipe forgets the garbanzo beans, I added a can to mine. It's a great koshari recipe to get you hooked on the dish and to build from if you have certain flavors that you love or would want to add to it.
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