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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 396.3
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 7.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 81.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 14.3 g
  • Protein: 17.7 g

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Famous Traditional Egyptian Recipe Famous Traditional Egyptian Recipe
Number of Servings: 2


    Hehehehe...I never thought that someone will ask me about Koshari because it’s one of the famous traditional Egyptian recipes.

    Anywayz Main ingredients as we make it
    @home: Brown lentils, small pasta,salsa,spices & Rice.

    1cup Egyptian Rice
    1.5 cup of small pasta not spaghetti
    1 cup brown or dark Lentils / some use yellow lentils(optional)
    3 1/2 cups Water
    4 tbsp Margarine or butter fat free spray
    2 Onions ,chopped
    Salt as u like
    3-4 Eggs (optional)


1. Wash rice and lentils separately under running water and drain.
2. In a medium deep non-stick pan heat and stir 2 tbsp margarine, rice and lentils over medium-high heat for 2 minutes.
3. Add water and salt and cook until water is almost absorbed. Cover, move to low heat and cook for 30 minutes.
4. Meanwhile in a skillet heat and stir 2 tbsp margarine and onion until brown.

5. cook the pasta as usual with red sauce or leave it as it is without cooking (at ur convenience)
Boil eggs and fry in 1 tbsp margarine or oil until the whites turn golden. (this is optional)
6. Serve koushari on a platter and sprinkle fried onion on top & a special salsa sauce with chilli pepper. Arrange eggs around the edges(this is optional)

N.B: what I write beside it optional we @ home don’t usually do it but it’s still well known at our country.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANGEL_OF_HOPES.

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  • R u egyptian? Coz i;ve been eating koshary all my life and I never ever saw it made with "eggs"??? Hmmm interesting addition. - 8/2/09

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  • I can't wait to try this!! Koshari was my favourite thing to eat in Egypt! But what do you do for the tomato sauce? I remember it was very high in vinegar. - 4/8/08

    Reply from ANGEL_OF_HOPES (10/9/08)
    Sorry for my late reply but I prefer the Plain Koshari and sometimes i PUT Tomato sauce but not too much only 1big spoon.
    for the sauce u can modify it as u wish...u can put 1tsp of vinegar instead of plenty,1big sp of Ready made tomatos and some spice

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  • Sounds Terrific! I cannot wait to try it! - 4/8/08

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