Egyptian Koshari By Munaty Cooking

Egyptian Koshari By Munaty Cooking
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Egyptian Koshari By Munaty Cooking
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time55 mins

Koshari is famous Egyptian street food and the national dish of Egypt, also written as (Koshary or kushari). Sold in food carts. It is layers of rice, lentils, pasta, fried onions, and chickpeas. Egyptians serve koshari with three sauces, tomato sauce, hot sauce (shittah), and cumin sauce. This vegan dish is delicious and the rice mixture is made in one pot. 

Koshari is made of rice mixed with pasta and green lentils, topped with fried onions, and served with tomato sauce along with cumin and chili sauce; finally, it is garnished with chickpeas.   

To caramelize the onion
 1 large onion thinly sliced
 ½ to ¾ cup cooking oil
To make the koshari rice
 ¼ cup green lentils. Wash and soak in very hot water for one hour before using in this recipe
 ½ cup small elbow macaroni uncooked
 ¼ cup vermicelli uncooked
 60 gm spaghetti break in half or to three
 3 tbsp onion oil leftover oil from frying the onion
 1 cube chicken or vegetable bouillon
 3 ½ cups boiling water
To make the tomato sauce
 1 large tomato pureed or two medium tomatoes
 1 tbsp tomato paste
 1 ½ tsp minced garlic
 ¼ tsp cumin powder
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp sugar
 2 tbsp onion oil
 1 cup water
To make cumin sauce
 1 cup water
 1 tsp garlic minced
 ½ tsp salt
To make chili sauce or chili oil (Shattah)
 2 ½ tbsp onion oil
 1 to 2 tbsp tomato sauce previouslyprepared
 2 tbsp cumin sauce prepared previously
To garnish
 1 cup cooked chickpeas use canned

Ingredients

To caramelize the onion
 1 large onion thinly sliced
 ½ to ¾ cup cooking oil
To make the koshari rice
 ¼ cup green lentils. Wash and soak in very hot water for one hour before using in this recipe
 ½ cup small elbow macaroni uncooked
 ¼ cup vermicelli uncooked
 60 gm spaghetti break in half or to three
 3 tbsp onion oil leftover oil from frying the onion
 1 cube chicken or vegetable bouillon
 3 ½ cups boiling water
To make the tomato sauce
 1 large tomato pureed or two medium tomatoes
 1 tbsp tomato paste
 1 ½ tsp minced garlic
 ¼ tsp cumin powder
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp sugar
 2 tbsp onion oil
 1 cup water
To make cumin sauce
 1 cup water
 1 tsp garlic minced
 ½ tsp salt
To make chili sauce or chili oil (Shattah)
 2 ½ tbsp onion oil
 1 to 2 tbsp tomato sauce previouslyprepared
 2 tbsp cumin sauce prepared previously
To garnish
 1 cup cooked chickpeas use canned
Egyptian Koshari By Munaty Cooking

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