Kushari is a street food in Egypt, and delicious too! I find it incredibly comforting as well as delicious.
Kushari basically comprises of rice, pasta and vermicelli, with green lentils, a hot hot spicy tomato sauce with crispy fried onions on top. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! It seems complicated to make but ice you’ve done it once it’s pretty simple. I make mine gluten-free and with lovely nutty brown rice.
I also use a cheat for the crispy onion which goes on top – I have fried it in my kitchen – but it takes a while and stinks the place out so I get a plastic jar of crispy fried red onions from the Chinese food store on our High Street. My partner finds it amusing as he thinks the plastic jar of fried onions in incongruous in my kitchen. I love it!
Cairo Kushari – Ingredients
spicy tomato sauce, coconut oil, gluten-free pasta, rice vermicelli, brown rice, salt, olive oil, cumin, green lentils, lime, crispy fried red onion
Cairo Kushari – Process