Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Koshari also spelled Koshary or Kushari is ..

did u know??
Koshari also spelled Koshary or Kushari is the national dish of Egypt. Catch this Koshari recipe
An unusual combination, Koshari mixes lentils, macaroni noodles and rice into a single dish and it’s then topped with a spicy tomato sauce that uses a special Middle Eastern spice blend, garbanzo beans, and fried onions. 
It is so amusing that every Egyptian knows and recognizes the sound of Koshari being made from down the street.
Are u wondering how?
It's as the Koshari man scoops, he knocks his metal spoon against the sides of the bowls, making the Koshari symphony that you won’t hear elsewhere.
Another amazing fact is though it is Egypt’s national dish, it is not actually Egyptian in origin. Neither rice nor macaroni are indigenous to Egypt. It is believed that Koshari originated in India and dates back to the time of British Colonization. The name “Koshari” is actually from the Hindu “khichri”, which refers to a dish of lentils and rice. When the British arrived in Egypt in the late 1800′s they brought this dish with them and as it was inexpensive and filling.
It did not take long before the dish was enthusiastically embraced by the Egyptian people.
A little more about Kushari, also koshary, kosheri or koshari. It is an Egyptian dish of rice and lentils cooked together, topped with pasta some add spaghetti also with garlic tomato sauce, and garnished with chickpeas and crispy fried onions, with a sprinkling of garlic juice. It is most usually a vegetarian dish, although today it is sometimes topped with a small amount of meat. It is very healthy and delicious.

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