Koshari or Kushari is an Egyptian dish containing rice, lentils, macaroni, tomato sauce, crispy fried onions and cumin. There are different variations of the dish, and sometimes also chickpeas or short spaghetti are added. It's a wholesome meal, often served as street food, and it's one of Egypt's national dishes.
I had koshari for the first time as street food in London, and I've been making my own ever since I tasted the goodness. Now we also have a koshari restaurant close to our home, which is very tempting.
I made this koshari with brown rice, green lentils, small macaroni, spicy chickpeas, crispy fried onions and spicy homemade tomato sauce. It was seasoned with ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt and black pepper. I also think that koshari is the ultimate cheap eats that you can make from stuff out of the dry cupboard. I'm trying to save some money for the summer holidays without compromising healthy eating, and that's when koshari comes to the picture.
Have a lovely Sunday everyone!