Just like we love Biryani, Egyptians love koshari, so much so that its Egypt’s national dish. This is our little attempt at it and we all loved it too. Its such an easy yet presentable dish dish to serve at any dawat. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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  • Zeera powder (Cumin powder) 1 tbs
  • Paprika powder 1 tsp
  • Jailfil powder (Nutmeg powder) ½ tsp
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) ½ tbs
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) 1 tsp
  • Kali mirch (Black pepper) crushed 1 tsp
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) blanched 4-5 medium
  • Cooking oil 2 tbs
  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped 1 medium
  • Lehsan (Garlic) crushed 1 tsp
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Darchini (Cinnamon stick) 1
  • Tez paat (Bay leaves) 2
  • Sirka (Vinegar) 1 tbs
  • Lal mirch (Red chili) crushed 1 tsp
  • Pani (Water) 3-4 tbs or as required
  • Cooking oil 3 tbs
  • Chawal (Rice) basmati 1 & ½ Cups (soaked)
  • Pani (Water) 2 Cups
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Sabut kali masoor daal (Whole black lentil gram) 1 & ½ Cups (soaked & boiled until done)
  • Macaroni boiled 1 Cup
  • Chanay (Chickpeas) boiled 1 Cup
  • Prepared tomato sauce
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried


In bowl,add cumin powder,paprika powder,nutmeg powder,coriander powder,red chili powder,black pepper crushed,mix well & set aside.

In grinder,add tomatoes and grind to make a puree & set aside.

In saucepan,add cooking oil,onion and sauté until translucent.

Add garlic and mix well.

Now add 2 tbs of prepared spice mix,salt,cinnamon stick,bay leaves and mix well.

Add tomato puree,mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Add vinegar,red chili crushed and mix well.

Add water and mix,cover and cook on low flame for 10-15 minutes & set aside.

In pot,add cooking oil,rice,mix well and cook for 5 minutes.

Add remaining spice mix and mix well.

Add water,salt,mix well and bring it to boil and cook on medium flame until water is reduced.

Cover and steam cook on low flame for 5-6 minutes.

In serving plate,add cooked rice,boiled whole black lentil gram,boiled macaroni,boiled chickpeas, prepared tomato sauce,fried onion & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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