Kushari, Kosheree, Kosheree, Kochary, Kochari, or Kosheri! Recipe

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Submitted by hananabanana

Makes 32 servings



Actually makes 6-8 servings (logging purposes).An inexpensive, filling, and nutritious Egyptian fast-food dish: layers of lentils and Rice, topped with fried onions -- a layer of pasta, and a tomato sauce are often added. In Egypt, kosheri is sold by street vendors and in specialized kosheri restaurants that serve nothing but . . . kosheri (your choice of small, medium, or large). Kosheri is an Egyptian version of the Kichri (kitchree, khitcherie) of India, which is always a combination of rice and lentils. Kichri is also the ancestor of the British/Scottish kedgeree which was a culinary byproduct of the British imperial Indian experience. from: http://www.congocookbook.com/c0198.html

Recipe Ingredients for kushari, kosheree, kosheree, kochary, kochari, or Kosheri!

1 pound lentils (brown or black)
2 cups Rice
2 cups elbow macaroni (or similar pasta) (optional)
1 cup vegetable oil (evenly divided into two portions)
1 clove garlic, crushed (optional)
1 hot chili pepper, cleaned and chopped (optional)
4 tomatoes, chopped or 1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 medium onion, chopped or cut in rings
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 dash of salt (to taste)

Recipe Directions for kushari, kosheree, kosheree, kochary, kochari, or Kosheri!

  1. Clean and rinse lentils. Place lentils in large pot. Cover with cold water, such that the water level is one inch above the lentils. Add salt if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender and water is almost completely absorbed (approximately 30 minutes). Add additional water if necessary.

  2. While lentils are cooking: Cook rice in normal manner.

  3. Prepare sauce while lentils and rice are cooking: Heat oil in large skillet. Sauté garlic and/or chile pepper for a few minutes. Add tomatoes, water, vinegar, and salt. Cook on high heat for a few minutes, then reduce heat and simmer.

  4. While lentils and rice are cooking and sauce is simmering: Heat remaining oil in another skillet. Sauté onion until it is done to your liking (either lightly golden, or deeply browned and crispy. When done, remove onion from skillet and drain on absorbent paper or paper towels.

  5. While lentils and rice are cooking, sauce is simmering, and onion is sautéing: If macaroni is desired, bring a pot of water to a boil and cook macaroni in the normal manner.

  6. When everything is done: Assemble each serving of kosheri in a soup bowl: alternate layers of lentils, rice, and macaroni, then top it all with the fried onions and tomato sauce. Serve with bottled hot chile pepper sauce.

  7. *Variations:*

  8. Cook the lentils in vegetable stock instead of water.Add a spoonful of cumin to the tomato sauce.

  9. Add a layer of cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas)

  10. Assemble the dish in one large serving dish, instead of individual soup bowls.

  11. Cook the lentils, rice, and macaroni together in one large pot, adding them in order such that they are all done at the same time.

Categories

Main Dish, African, Boil, Simmer, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 68.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
179
Calories from Fat
64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.1g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
9mg
0%
Potassium
217mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
23.1g
8%
Dietary Fiber
4.9g
20%
Sugars
0.5g
Protein
5.4g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 1% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
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