Mermaids` Makings

Around the World in 12 Dishes- Egypt



For Egypt we decided to make Koshari.

Well I was looking for something unusual and found pasta and rice together in a Koshari recipe. That sounded quite unusual for me as I have always eaten pasta and rice separately.  But I must say it turned out very tasty and I will definitely make it again.  My little one was very eager to help me in measuring out the ingredients.

So Koshari is the  national dish of Egypt  and is  served almost in  every Egyptian restaurant,  home and  street corner.

Anyway to make a delicious Koshari you will  need:

1 cup brown lentils
1 cup basmati rice
1 cup uncooked pasta
2 large onions, diced
4 cloves garlic, shopped
2 tablespoons oil
1 (400 g) can chopped tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon  red chili pepper flakes (or more to taste)
salt and black pepper


This is what you do:

Cook the lentils in just over a litre of salted water.
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 15-30 minutes, depending on the type of lentils you are using.
When the lentils are quite tender, add the rice to the lentils and continue simmering until the rice is cooked, adding water if necessary.

Cook the macaroni in a separate pot. Rinse and strain when done.

Meanwhile, fry the onions and garlic in the oil until golden.
Add the tomatoes, chilli flakes, salt and pepper to taste and let it simmer for 10-20 minutes or until thickened and sauce like.

You can now blitz the sauce in a food processor until smooth or just leave as is.

Mix the lentils, rice and pasta together in one pot.

Place some of the lentil mixture on each plate and top with tomato sauce.

Sprinkle with more hot chili powder or salt and pepper, if desired.



Check the other blogs of “Around the World in 12 Dishes” for their Egypt creations:

Adventures In MommydomAll Done MonkeyCrafty Moms ShareCreative Family FunCreative World of VaryaGlittering MuffinsHere Come The GirlsJuggling with KidsKid World CitizenKitchen Counter ChroniclesMermaids’ MakingsThe Educators’ Spin On It and The Hands-On Homeschooler


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Please link up your Egyptian dish and/or craft in our linky HERE, we would love to see it!

Here you can print out a placemat  to colour in and here is a four page passport.

Have fun!

One comment on “Around the World in 12 Dishes- Egypt

  1. Pingback: World Thinking Day Ideas: Egypt | Use Resources Wisely

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