Koshari Recipe

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Koshari Recipe

Koshari needs no introduction. A Koshari recipe, or kushari, or koshary, is a traditional Egyptian staple food that consists of several starches, and lentils, and topped with a tomato sauce, garlic vinegar and garnished with chickpeas and crispy fried onion. Koshari is a popular street food enjoyed in many countries over the African continent.

The main starches in a koshari recipe consist of rice and pasta, two ingredients that make this recipe very versatile and interesting. We use penne pasta in our version of the koshari, but I have seen people using spaghetti too. The zesty tomato sauce is made of a combination of tomatoes, vinegar, water and other delicious spices.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 8


Calories: 234
Carbs: 50g
Fat: 3g
Protein: 8g

Cooking Times

15 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 15 Minutes
30 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 30 Minutes
45 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 45 Minutes




  1. In a large mixing bowl, whish together the vineger, ½ teaspon cumin, and garlic powder. Stir in the lentils
  2. Boil the water in a saucepan over medium heat, then add the tomatoes water, sugar, cinnamon, salt, remaing ½ teapoon cumin, and red pepper flakes. Cooking for 5 minutes, fold in the yellow squash, the cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. Divide the warm cooked rice in seperate serving plates and top with the warm pasta, lentils, and zesty tomato sauce. Serve your koshari warm. Enjoy!

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Harry Woods
Delicious kushari recipe. So easy. 5.00

Sally Heart
Delicious koshari recipe. Quick and easy. 5.00

Todd Newman
Great recipe. 5.00

Brett Shewl
Tasty koshari recipe. Love it. 5.00

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