Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A Taste of Egypt

this is how it is supposed to look

The other night we had a particularly tasty Egyptian dish at the Tramsheds; it was called Koshari.  I’ve found a ‘foolproof’recipe by Egyptian author Ahdaf Soueif so I thought I would give it a go for supper tonight. I hope Sarah enjoys being a guinea pig.

It’s a dish made up of layers of pasta, rice and lentils, a spicy tomato sauce and then topped with sweet caramelised onions.  I’ve just made the tomato sauce, it seems to be incredibly piquant and I think perhaps I should have used less lime juice.  The rest I will assemble this evening.  I'll let you know how it turns out.

If it all goes wrong I shall blame the thunder, hail, lightning, manic barking dog and a pop-up tent in the lounge. 


my attempt
Verdict: It was quite good.  A little less lime juice in the sauce and loads more onion needed for the topping.

12 comments:

  1. I've never heard of a dish containing Pasta, Rice, AND Lentils before. But Veganism baffles me a bit. It does look very good!

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    1. It was a really interesting mix. Should definitely have upped the quantity of caramelised onion for the topping.

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    1. That's nice, I hope you'll be very happy together.

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  3. An interesting mix of ingredients - looks a bit like spag Bol.

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    1. Mixing the pasta, rice and vermicelli gave it a really interesting texture.

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  4. Spag. bol. (or bog. in our household) that is. Variations of sauce with all in that your veganism allows and a load of spice from one of the other jars in the rack. Tasty I am sure.

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    1. Looked a bit like spag bog but didn't taste like one. Definite North African undertones.

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  5. I'm doing a cookbook. The first dish is fish, chips and mushy peas. Are you interested?

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    1. One of the first things on my list to eat when I get back to Blighty.

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  6. Well done Sue; your dish looks delicious, so does the red wine in the background!
    Greetings Maria x

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