Kushari served at an
Egyptian restaurant in Cairo.
Kushari, often transliterated as koshary, kosheri or
is a popular traditional Egyptian
national dish. It consists of a base of rice, brown lentils, chickpeas,
macaroni, and a topping of Egyptian garlic and vinegar and spicy tomato sauce
Caramelized onions are commonly added as a garnish.
Kushari is normally
a vegetarian and usually a vegan dish. It is becoming common to add fried
shawarma meat as an additional topping.
Kushari is one of the most popular, inexpensive, and common dishes in Egypt, and
many restaurants specialize in this one dish.