Kushari Recipe

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How to make Kushari
  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Kushari Recipe: A very famous Egyptian dish, Kushari is a traditional dish that dates back to the 1800s where at the end of each month, families would have a little of Kushari and a leave a little of it in their pantries to be later thrown in to a hearty meal together. In the recent years it has become a widely popular street food. Rice, chickpeas, macaroni and lentils cooked with freshly made tomato sauce makes for a delicious dish of Kushari.

Ingredients of Kushari

  • 1 Medium onion
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 Green chilli
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp jeera/cumin powder, roasted
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 tbsp malt vinegar
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • 50 gram chickpea (cooked )
  • 50 gram macaroni, boiled
  • 1 cup rice, boiled
  • 2 tbsp lentils (cooked, masoor dal)
  • For garnishing:
  • Handful of onions
  • mint leaves

How to Make Kushari

  • 1.Cut the onion and tomatoes into chunks and put it into the blender along with garlic, jeera powder, coriander powder, tomato puree, malt vinegar, green chilli and brown sugar.
  • 2.Blend all the ingredients together.
  • 3.Heat a pan with olive oil, and the pureed mix into the pan.
  • 4.Let the sauce simmer.
  • 5.Cook until it reduces to a salsa like consistency, season with salt and black pepper and fresh coriander.
  • 6.Keep 1 tablespoon of the sauce on the side to garnish it later.
  • 7.Add the rice, chickpeas, macaroni and masoor dal to the sauce with a dash of olive oil. Mix it well till everything is coated nicely.
  • 8.Garnish with fried onions and 1 tablespoon sauce and serve.
Key Ingredients: onion, garlic clove, Green chilli, coriander powder, jeera/cumin powder, tomatoes, tomato puree, malt vinegar, brown sugar, olive oil, salt and pepper, coriander leaves, chickpea (cooked ), macaroni, rice, lentils (cooked, masoor dal), onions , mint leaves