Koshary: Egypt's Favourite Street Food
Koshary: Egypt's Favourite Street Food
  • prep: 4 hr
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 5 hr
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  • Summary

    a wonderful vegan dish, considered one of the national dishes of Egypt. The true taste of Cairo in a bowl.

    Ingredients

    • FOR THE FRIED ONIONS
    • • neutral vegetable oil as needed (I use light,refined olive oil)
    • • 3 brown onions, thinly sliced into half-rings
    • • ½ tsp. salt
    • FOR THE KOSHARY BASE
    • • 250g brown lentils, soaked overnight or at least for 4 hours
    • • 500g white rice (medium-short grain), washed 4 times & drained well*
    • • 800ml water
    • • 1.5 tsp salt
    • 
FOR THE TOMATO SAUCE
    • • 6 cloves garlic, minced
    • • 500g tomato paste (salsa in Arabic)
    • • 1L water
    • • 1 tsp. ground cumin
    • • 1 tsp. ground coriander
    • • 1 tsp. chilli powder, optional
    • • 1 tbsp. sugar
    • • salt & pepper to taste
    • • 3 tbsp. white vinegar
    • 
FOR THE DAKKA
    • • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • • ½ tsp. chilli powder
    • • ¼ cup water
    • • a squeeze of lemon juice
    • TO SERVE:
    • • 1 packet (500g) ditalini pasta, cooked according to packet instructions
    • • 1 (400g) can of cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 444 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 3 g 5.15%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 2.89%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 904 mg 37.65%
    • Calcium: 111 mg 11.1%
    • Potassium: 2168 mg 61.94%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 29.83%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 94 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 8 g 31.23%
    • Sugar: 13 g
    • Protein: 12 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 42.81%
    • Vitamin C 75.81%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch5
    • Exchange - Vegetables4
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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