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Rice, lentils, macaroni, browned onions, and tomato sauce are prepared separately, then spooned in layers on servings plates in this traditional Egyptian vegetarian meal.
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Cauliflower florets are coated in a cumin-scented batter and deep-fried for a crispy and Egyptian-inspired appetizer.
Egyptian beef stew, known as lahma bil basal, is simmered with plenty of onions creating a rich and simple dinner to keep you warm on cold evenings.
Lentils, rice and pasta are cooked and then served in a spicy tomato sauce. This is a typical Egyptian dish that is very good and cheap over here! Puree the sauce in a food processor if you like a smoother texture.
Kofta is a popular dish made from grilled ground beef that is served throughout the Middle-East. This is a wonderful and simple version I picked up in Egypt. A great accompaniment is saffron rice.
Mahalabia is a popular dessert in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries. This rich version features both milk and heavy cream.
Okra, called bamya in Egyptian Arabic, is a popular vegetable in Egypt. It is either prepared as a stew with meat or as a simple vegetable side dish, like in this recipe, where frozen okra is used.
Egypt's favorite street food is a mixture of lentils, rice, and pasta served with a variety of toppings and condiments.