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Recipe by rabz of Dhaka, BD

Kushari is a famous Egyptian dish made out of lentils, rice, pasta topped with a tomato dressing. It is highly welcomed by vegetarians and the dressing is te heart of tis dish.

Ingredients vegetarian 6 servings

    • 1 cup brown lentil
    • 1 cup elbow/round pasta.
    • 1 cup Egyptian round rice
    • Water 3 c + 4c + 2 c
    • Salt 1 tsp + 2 tsp + 1 tsp salt  or u can just adjust the taste as u desire.
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    For tomato Dressing:
    • 1/4 cup oil
    • 2 finely chopped onion
    • 2 cloves crushed garlic. 
    • 1 tsp cumin powder
    • 1 cup tomatoes chopped
    • 1 tbsp fresh red chilli paste
    • 1/4 cup water
    For topping:
    • 2 large fried crisp onion (like for Haleem topping)


    1. Wash the lentil with water then put it in a pot, pour 3 c water and 1 tsp salt and bring te lentil to te boil..
    2. Lower the heat & allow it to cook for approx 1 hour until lentil is tender but not out of skin.
    3. Drain out te water & keep aside.
    4. Wash the same pot & bring 4 c water & 2 tsp salt to the boil. Add in the pasta and cook for 10 min.Strain & set aside.
    5. Wash the rice . Heat te oil & fry te rice over medium heat for 2-3 min.Pour 2 c water and a tsp of salt bring it to the boil by string until it comes to the boil.
    6. Cover te pot with a lid & cook for 15 min over low flame until te rice is nice & tender. remove from heat & set aside for 5 min. 
    7. Prepare the dressing by: Heat oil & fry te onion till  light golden add garlic & fry another 2 min add te cumin powder, and then tomatoes & chilli paste fry until tomato is mushy then add water and Vinegar & bring in to the boil. Set aside
    8. Add the pasta & lentil to te rice & mix slightly (toss)pour over it te dressing then top it with the fried onion & serve with other Egyptian dishes like fried fish or kefta.
    * some people cook the rice with the lentil like Khidchri and then top it wit rest of the items and some like a topping of chickpea as well, it is all up 2 te individual's taste.  




    Note: plz add 1 tbsp vinegar mixed with water while preparing the dressing.