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Delicious Egyptian Koshari Recipe

Delicious Egyptian Koshari Recipe

Delicious Egyptian Koshari Recipe

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cuisine Egypt
Servings 4
Calories 758 kcal


Ingredients for Boiled Lentil:

  • Water as required
  • 1 cup Brown Lentils 
  • 1 ½ tsp Salt 

Ingredients for Boiled Macaroni:

  • 1 tsp Water as required
  • 1 tbsp Oil 
  • 1 cup Elbow Macaroni

Ingredients for Lentil Rice:

  • Brown Lentils (boiled)
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 2 cup Basmati Rice
  •  1 ½  tsp Salt 
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 3 cups Water 

Ingredients for Tomato Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp Oil 
  • ¼ cup Onion (grated)
  • 1 tbsp Garlic 
  • 2 cups Tomato Puree 
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper Powder 
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Flakes
  • 3 tbsp Vinegar


  • In a pot heat water and add salt. Bring it to boil. Now add soaked brown lentil and cook until half done. Strain and set aside.
  • In a pot heat water, add salt, oil and bring it to boil. Add macaroni and boil until fully done. Strain and set aside.
  • In a bowl add water and Guard Basmati Rice for 25-30 minutes.
  • In a pot heat oil and fry soaked rice. Add salt, black pepper, coriander powder and cook for 3 minutes while stirring continuously.
  • Add warm water and give it a good mix. Bring it to boil on high flame. Reduce the flame and let cook until 80% water dries out. Cover with lid and steam on low flame for 10-12 minutes.
  • Your koshari rice is ready to serve.
  • In a pan heat oil and sauté onion until translucent. Add garlic and cook for a minute.
  • Add tomato puree, red chili flakes, coriander powder, salt, black pepper and cook until starts to thicken. Add vinegar and cook for another 2 minutes. Your tomato sauce is ready to serve. Keep warm until used.
  • In a dish, make a bed of koshari, top it with boiled brown lentil, macaroni, and chickpeas. Add some tomato sauce and lastly garnish with some fried onion. Your Egyptian Koshari is ready to serve.

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