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CuisineEgyptian Recipes
Servings1 People


  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup pasta small shells/elbow shape macaroni
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 4 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cans of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes


  • Soak the lentils and rice separately for about 30 minutes.
  • In about a liter of salted water in a pan, cook the lentils.
  • Let it bring to a boil, then low the flame, simmer and cover it for about 15-20 minutes until lentils become quite tender.
  • Then add rice and simmer until the rice are cooked, add water if necessary.
  • In a separate pan, cook the macaroni. When properly cooked, rinse and strain them. Set them
  • Add oil in the separate pan and fry garlic and onion in it, until become golden.
  • To make a sauce, add tomato sauce, chili flakes, salt and pepper, vinegar and cinnamon powder in it and let it bubble for about 10-14 minutes or until thickened and become sauce like. Blitz the sauce in blender until smooth.
  • Now mix together the rice, lentils and macaroni in a bowl. Place some lentil mixture and top with the prepared tomato sauce.
  • Cooked chickpeas can also be added. Sprinkle some chilli flakes over it. Delicious koshari is ready to serve.
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