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.
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.
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.
Beef or lamb, parsley, onion, and garlic.
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.
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.