Koshari كشري

Koshari is originally a vegetarian dish from India.

In Egypt, it has two variants, one in Cairo and one in Alexandria.

The Cairo recipe uses pasta, whole lentils and hot sauce.

The Alexandria recipe is restricted to yellow/red lentils and rice only.

Servings: 5

Preparation Time: 1 hours

Ingredients

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Rice Pilaf with nuts رز بالخلطة

Notes:

Depending on the kind you use, you may need to put more or less quantity of water on the rice.

Servings: 6

Preparation Time: 1 hours

Ingredients

2 cups Egyptian rice (similar to Italian starchy short grain varieties).
1/2 kg chicken livers.
3/4 cup almonds.
1/4 cup hazelnut.
1/2 cup raisins.
1/2 cup pine nuts.
2 teaspoons cinnamon.
2 tablespoons margarine.
2 pieces cardamom.
2 pieces mastic resin (from Greek food stores)
Salt.
sugar.

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Grilled Minced Meat Kofta كفتة مشوية

Notes:

Kofta is made of minced meat and cooked in various ways. It can be fried, grilled in the oven, or on a barbecue.

Servings: 5

Preparation Time: 0.75 hours

Ingredients

1/2 kg. minced meat.
1 onion, medium size, grated.
2 tablespoons rice powder.
4 garlic cloves.
Salt & pepper.
1 cup water.
1 cup white beans cooked.
1 spoon mustard.
2 spoons vegetable oil.
2 spoons vinegar.
Lettuce for decoration

Cooking Instructions

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Liver كبدة

Notes:

Beef or sheep liver is considered a delicacy in Egypt.

Servings: 5

Preparation Time: 1 hours

Ingredients

1 kg. liver.
2 tablespoons ghee or butter.
Salt.
Pepper.
Garlic

Cooking Instructions

Cut liver into slices.
In pan fry garlic in ghee or butter till it becomes yellow.
Add liver, salt and pepper and mix together with garlic in the pan.
Add water till liver is well done.

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Rice Pudding رز باللبن

This is a popular dessert in Egypt.

Variation can include adding raisins, shredded coconuts, various nuts, or even a scoop of ice cream on top.

Servings:

Preparation Time: 0.75 hours

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons rice
2 cups milk
6 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cinnamon & nuts

Cooking Instructions:

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Belila بليلة

Notes

Belila is a popular desert in Egypt. It is also used as a breakfast, much like porridge in England.

Servings:

Preparation Time: 6 hours

Ingredients

2 cups wheat
4 tablespoons sugar
Cinnamon, coconut

Cooking Instructions

Wash wheat and put in deep pan, pour water till it covers 3/4 of the pan.
Cook on minimum for 6 hours until it becomes tender.
Sweeten with sugar and serve.
Optionally add milk, sprinkle some cinnamon and coconut on top.

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Konafa with cheese كنافة بالجبنة

Notes

Konafa is made of a very thin half cooked pastry. The closest in North America would be vermicelli or Angel hair.

Konafa can be found in some Middle Eastern groceries.

In Turkey and Greece, the name Kataifi is used for what Egyptian call Konafa, while Katayef is another different Egyptian desert.

Servings: 6

Preparation Time: 0.75 hours

Ingredients

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Konafa with cream كنافة بالكريمة

Notes

Konafa is made of a very thin half cooked pastry. The closest in North America would be vermicelli or Angel hair.

Konafa can be found in some Middle Eastern groceries.

In Turkey and Greece, the name Kataifi is used for what Egyptian call Konafa, while Katayef is another different Egyptian desert.

Servings: 7

Preparation Time: 1 hours

Ingredients

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Qatayef with nuts قطايف بالمكسرات

Notes

Qatayef can also be spelled Katayef.

In Turkey and Greece, the name Kataifi is used for what Egyptians call Konafa.

Servings: 5

Preparation Time: 0.75 hours

Ingredients

1/2 kg katayef
Vegetable oil ,for deep-frying
Sugar syrup
Hazelnut ,blanched
Walnuts ,blanched
Pistachios ,peeled
Almonds ,blanched
Raisins
2 tablespoons sugar

Cooking Instructions

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