Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Koshary Alexandrian Style

A different take on koshary that they eat in Alexandria, its delicious, tasty and very economical..

1 cup of Basmati Rice
2 cups of Red lentils
2 large onions sliced medium thickness
3 Boiled Eggs peeled, or more depending on how much you want
2 tablespoons of ghee
Oil for pan frying

3 cloves crushed garlic
2 tablespoons of vinegar
1 can of diced tomatoes or tomato puree
salt, pepper and dash of chilli
dash of Cumin

What to do:
combine rice and lentils together and wash thouroughly, place in a bot and cover with water about 2 cm above the rice Bring to boil, then lower the heat and cover. Cook until rice is fluffy and lentils are soft. Heat some ghee and saute the boiled eggs until they are golden all over, remove and place on paper towels. In the same pan fry your onions until golden brown and crispy. For the sauce, Fry garlic in 2 tablespoons of oil until fragrant then add vinegar, simmer for 1 minute then add tomato puree, salt, pepper, cumin and chilli and simmer on low for 10 minutes. Take off the heat. To serve, add a heaping serving of rice and lentils, with caramel onions on top, and eggs on the side. Serve the sauce on the side for whoever wants to add some. Enjoy :)


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