Kitchen Confidence

How to Make Koshary, an Egyptian One-Pot Wonder

May 28, 2015

Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.

Today: KatieQ shows us how to cook Egyptian koshary (koshari, kushari, kosheri…). 

Lara Hamilton's post on The Cairo Kitchen made us curious about koshary, a vegetarian one-pot wonder. Naturally, we wanted to know more about the Egyptian street food that's traditionally made with lentils, rice, macaroni, shareya (vermicelli noodles), chickpeas, and tomato sauce and topped with fried onions. KatieQ helped us out. Watch on.

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Jaime Brockway

Written by: Jaime Brockway

Polenta, mac and cheese, farmers' market breakfasts, smoky food & drink. These are a few of my favorite things. I was an editorial intern @Food52 in 2015!


Sana K. May 29, 2015
I've been making Koshary for years, since I have tons of Egyptian friends and visited the country as well! Macarona béchamel is another amazing Egyptian dish!
-Sana Khan
Bent E. May 28, 2015
Mmmm .. i like their grilled fish with veggi called "sangari fish" .. and their bread pudding with nuts called " um ali "