Egyptian recipes

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

    34 recipes



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    48 reviews

    Egyptian dukkah is a wonderful blend of nuts and spices. The more you eat it the more addictive it becomes. Serve with toasted crusty bread and olive oil. Dip bread into olive oil, then into the dukkah and enjoy this unique and addictive mix.

    Recipe by: rosichops

    1 review

    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

    73 reviews

    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

    19 reviews

    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

    20 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: NANCY GIRGIS

    No reviews

    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

    32 reviews

    Egypt's favourite street food is a mixture of lentils, rice and pasta served with a variety of toppings and condiments.

    Recipe by: nooney

    No reviews

    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

    41 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: Liz York

    18 reviews

    Umm ali is a traditional Egyptian dessert. Think of it like a cross between baklava and bread pudding. Serve it warm for the ultimate comfort pud!

    Recipe by: Mama & her Girls

    2 / 4

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