Koshary Recipe

By Mama's Kitch  , ,

September 22, 2015

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Our koshary recipe is a great source of complex carbs and complete protein. Thanks to the lentils and rice together this koshary meal will satisfy your belly and provide you with all the nutrients you need for a full meal. A healthier version that does not compromise on taste for the national comfort meal. A green salad on the side will make this a full Egyptian meal.

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • 30 mins

    30 mins

  • Yields: 4-6


1 cup Brown Lentils

1/2 cup Yellow Lentils

1/2 cup Brown Rice

2 cup Brown small macaroni

1 cup Chickpeas (cooked)

2 tbsp Olive Oil

1 count Garlic Head (minced)

1 tbsp Coriander powder

2 tbsp Vinegar

1 kg Tomato (juiced)

Salt & Pepper to taste

2 count Large Onions (finely sliced)


Rinse the lentils and rice under cold water and soak for 30 minutes then drain.

Heat a saucepan then add the oil over medium heat then add the rice and lentils and fry for 5 minutes, then add 1 cup boiled water add salt and pepper. Bring it to a boil, decrease the heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked.

Cook the macaroni according to package instructions until al dente.

To make the sauce

In a saucepan over medium heat, add the oil then the minced garlic and saute until golden brown then add the coriander, salt and pepper, vinegar, and the tomato juice. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

To Serve: Add the rice, lentils and macaroni to a large bowl and toss to combine. Serve topped with the chickpeas and tomato sauce. And a little bit of crispy onions. Serve warm.

Crispy Onions (optional)

For the crispy onions, heat the oil in a skillet. Add the onions and fry until dark brown. Remove them from the oil and place them on paper towels to drain and cool.

Amal is an entrepreneur, a wife, a mom, and a grandma. She is the queen of desserts and everything tasty but as a mom of 5 and a grandma of 4, she knows how to keep her family healthy by doing what she does best, cook them delicious healthy and fulfilling meals.