Egyptian recipes

Browse our collection of authentic Egyptian recipes from home cooks like you, including kushari, Egyptian broad beans and more.

14 recipes



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For Egypt's vegetarians this highly spiced dish is a protein staple. On their own, lentils do not contain a lot of protein, but combined with the wheat in the pasta, they make a good protein dish that is low in fat.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

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This highly spiced dish from Egypt is perfect for vegetarians because it is so rich with protein, due to the combination of lentils and pasta. You'll love the interesting texture and mix of flavours.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

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A deliciously seasoned broad bean, onion and tomato spread. This recipe is inspired by a dish traditionally served with pitta bread for breakfast in Egypt. A great way to use broad beans when they're in season, but feel free to use frozen when they're not.

Recipe by: Beverly Estes

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Roasting the aubergine gives this moutabal as it is known in the Lebanon, or baba ganoush, as it is known in Egypt, its mellow flavour.

Recipe by: Brenda Houghton

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A delicious vegetarian meal that is of the most famous recipes from Egypt. Very traditional Egyptian fare. If you can't find black beluga lentils, try brown or Puy lentils. To save time, you can prepare the lentils the day before and reheat before serving.

Recipe by: suzan.s

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This super-easy bean dish is high in fibre and protein. Broad beans are simmered with olive oil, onions, garlic and tomatoes. Enjoy with warm pitta bread.

Recipe by: Bibus

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Baked puff pastry is crumbled and mixed together with walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, raisins and desiccated coconut, before being drenched in sweetened milk and whipped cream. The final dessert is grilled until golden brown.


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This lentil soup is a traditional Egyptian dish. Cumin seeds, turmeric and bay leaf spice up a simple soup, to serve as is or blend until smooth. Use oil, butter or ghee depending on personal taste.

Recipe by: Nesrine

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A quick and tasty snack my Grannie use to make me 50 years ago. This will work just as well with vegetable oil.

Recipe by: StewartMacdonald

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Basbousa is a Middle-Eastern semolina cake that's drenched in a sweet syrup. This is a Valentine's day version which involves stamping out individual heart shaped cakes.

Recipe by: Nesrine

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