KHOSARI – MOM’S EGYPTIAN KHOSARI RECIPE – EGYPRICE AND LENTILS – This country of pyramids on the African continent is one of the favorite tourist destinations for many people. Not only the relics of his kingdom, but the typical Egyptian food is also one of attraction and must be tasted.
Kushari is a traditional Egyptian dish consisting of a mixture of rice, pasta, tomato sauce, onions, beans, chickpeas and garlic. Although it is made from many ingredients, this dish has a delicious flavor and texture. Kushari is very easy to find along the streets of Egypt, and is often served as a dining menu at all times.
The food which is the national dish of Egypt has four carbohydrate sources. It makes it a favorite food at lunchtime in every food outlet for 100 more years. The word ‘ Kushari ‘ was not of Egyptian origin, as it was brought by British soldiers to Egypt in the 19th century.
RICE AND LENTILS
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 1⁄4 cups lentils
- 3 cups boiling water (or stock)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash pepper
- 1 1⁄2 cups rice
- 1 cup boiling water (or stock)
- 3⁄4 cup tomato paste
- 3 cups tomato juice (or tomato sauce or pureed tomatoes)
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup celery leaves, chopped
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or crushed chilis to taste)
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 3 onions, sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, brown lentils in 2 Tbsp oil, about 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add the 3 cups boiling stock and the salt and pepper.
Cook uncovered 10 minutes over medium heat.
Stir in the rice and 1 cup stock.
Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 25 minutes without stirring.
Meanwhile make sauce: Heat all the sauce ingredients together in a medium saucepan.
Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 20-30 minutes.
To make browned onions, heat oil in a small skillet.
Saute onions and garlic over medium heat till browned.
To serve, put rice lentil mixture on a platter, pour tomato sauce over and top with browned onions.