Reinventing Koshari.

Koshari: Rice, Lentils, Macaroni, fried onions and tomato sauce. Doesn’t sound too glamorous, does it?

How about:

Black Lentil Risotto with Caramelised onions on a bed of fresh pasta Al-dente finished with a tomato-garlic sauce. [Description is copyrighted, 2007 – Don’t snatch.]

“What’s the most important element of cooking?”
– Chef!

So the transformation begins with choosing a high quality grain rice and making fresh pasta.

I’ve got to have something to compare it with, right? As far as I know, the only purveyor of fine traditional egyptian (not lebanese) cuisine is Abu-El Sid. They’ve got Koshari, so I’m going to try theirs. If anyone can recommend another “fine egyptian food” restaurant, leave me a comment with their fone number and address.


About Wesam E Masoud
Chef Patron of @chefsmarketmasr, Host of @CBCSofra's #matbakh101. I have one degree in Medicine & 3rd degree burns from cooking.

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