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Koshari     Veg  HT  MC  Egyptian  50mins
or Kushari

Serves 4     Hot Vegetarian Vegan  Pulses Grains Pasta Vegetables   Main Course  Dairy Free Eggless    Egypt North Africa Nth African

175g/6oz Brown Lentils
175g/6oz Rice
150g/+5oz Short Cut Pasta e.g. Conchiglie (shells), Macaroni
2 Medium Onions, diced
2 tbsp Oil
360ml/12fl.oz. Fresh Tomato Sauce
Chilli Powder to serve


1. Place the lentils in a saucepan, cover with plenty of water, bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

2. After the 15 minutes, stir in the rice and continue to cook for 10 minutes.

3. After the 10 minutes, add the macaroni and continue to cook for a further 10 minutes until the lentils, rice and pasta are all tender.

4. Meanwhile, fry the onions in the oil until browned, then remove the onions with a slotted spoon and set aside.

5. Drain the cooked lentil mixture well then return to the saucepan and add the oil from the frying pan into the lentil mixture. Return to the heat and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking and burning.

6. Meanwhile, heat the fresh tomato sauce in a saucepan together with the onions.

7. To serve, turn the lentil mixture onto serving platters, top with the tomato sauce and onion mixture and sprinkle with chili powder.



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Key techniques required to make this recipe

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


Freezing/Make ahead

Not suitable


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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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