Top 10 Delicious And Unique Egyptian Dishes

How to eat like a pharaoh.

1. Koshari

Considered to be the Egyptian national dish, it consists of pasta and tomato sauce, rice, lentils, caramelized onions, garlic and chickpeas.

2. Foul Medames

It consists of lava beans served with oil, garlic and lemon juice. Ful Medames can be traced all the way back to Pharaonic roots.

3. Molokhia

It is made from the leaves of jute and corchorus plants that grow in east and north Africa. In Egypt it is prepared by chopping the leaves with garlic and coriander and cooking it in an animal stock such as chicken, beef or rabbit.

4. Baladi Bread

This is a bran and wheat flat bread typically made in a wood oven.

5. Falafel

Fava beans are crushed, made into paste and fried into little balls to make falafels.

6. Grape Leaves

Grape leaves stuffed with a rice mixture that can be made either with sauteed ground beef or vegetarian style. The rice is seasoned with crushed red tomatoes, onion, parsley, dill, salt, pepper and is then stuffed and rolled into an individual grape leaf. It is then placed in a pot and topped with tomato sauce and lemon or lime.

7. Kofta

Beef or lamb, parsley, onion, and garlic.

8. Babaganoush

It is made of eggplant blended with finely diced onions, tomatoes, tahini, lemon juice and other vegetables.

9. Stuffed Cabbage Leaves

Cabbage Leaves stuffed with tomato, cilantro, garlic, cumin, lemon juice, dill, cabbage, onions, parsley, and rice.

10. Konafa

It is a sweet made of a very thin noodle-like pastry mixed with butter or oil and wrapped around a filling made out of nuts, whipped cream or both. It is baked and served with a fruit syrup on top.

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