Koshary – An Egyptian Dish

Koshary – An Egyptian Dish

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes

For 4 Persons


For Rice:

Rice ½ cup

Split Red Lentils ¼ cup

Salt to taste

Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste

Butter 1 tbsp

For Macaroni:

Macaroni boiled 1 cup

Butter 2 tbsp

Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste

Salt to taste

For Sauce:

Oil 1 tbsp

Garlic buds finely chopped 1 ts

Tomato Puree 1 cup

Vinegar 1 ts

Salt to taste

Sugar ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

For Chickpeas:

Chickpeas boiled ! cup

Cinnamon Powder Pinch

Nutmeg Powder Pinch

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Black Salt Powder ½ ts

Lemon Juice 1 ts


Fried Onion Rings and Cheese grate for garnishing.



For Rice:

Soak Rice and Split Red Lentils for approx 1 hour, then, boil.


Heat Butter in a pan. Add Freshly Ground Black Pepper, boiled Rice and Split Red Lentils and Salt. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes while tossing.


For Macaroni:

Heat Butter in a pan. Add boiled Macaroni, Freshly Ground Black Pepper and Salt. Mix well while tossing.


For Sauce:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add finely chopped Garlic. When sautéed, add Tomato Puree, Vinegar, Salt, Sugar and Red Chilli Powder. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.


For Chickpeas:

Take boiled Chickpeas in a mixing bowl. Add Cinnamon Powder, Nutmeg Powder, Red Chilli Powder and Black Salt Powder. Mix well. Add Lemon Juice and mix well.


For Assembling:

Take prepared Rice Mixture in a serving plate.


Top it with boiled Macaroni.


Spread prepared Sauce over it.


Top it with prepared Chickpeas mixture.


Garnish with fried Onion Rings and sprinkle of Cheese grate.


Serve immediately after assembling to enjoy freshness of the dish.


Enjoy Tummy Filler KOSHARY…A Starchy Dish from Egypt

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