Egyptian dishes are one of the many reasons people come to visit this incredible country. Along with its history and stunning landscapes, the cooking is right up there with the best in the world. Fragrant and rich in spices, the food in Egypt includes hummus, falafel, stuffed grape leaves, and baklava, similar to what you’ll find in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean. There’s also some uniquely Egyptian dishes, such as crushed fava beans (ful medames).
You might not be able to travel there right now, but we wanted to highlight some of the best recipes from the region. These recipes come from the very best food bloggers in the world, so make sure to bookmark their sites.
Grab yourself some good fresh produce and invite some friends over. It is time to get into the kitchen to start cooking up these Egyptian dishes.
The Best Egyptian Dishes
Lighten up your fried falafel with this baked falafel recipe. The recipe is authentic and made from scratch which makes it extra delicious.
Recipe created by Lilian.
A simple sandwich that is a typical street food in Egypt and which is simple to prepare. The flatbreads are packed full of delicious flavours which you will quickly fall in love with.
Recipe created by Derek.
The ingredients are so simple but when combined, they yield the most flavourful meatballs you will ever taste. So much so, that no sauce or gravy is needed. But it’s highly recommended to serve these with hummus and pita bread for the ultimate Egyptian meal.
Recipe created by Renee.
Umm Ali might be relatively unknown elsewhere, but it’s one of Egypt’s favourite desserts. It’s easy to make and is very much like a bread pudding with nuts and raisins mingled in.
Recipe created by Caroline.
This easy Egyptian farro salad is a tasty and healthy vegetarian salad made by mixing cooked ancient grain farro with Egyptian/ Middle Eastern flavours.
Recipe created by Vandana.
Dukkah is Egypt’s answer to Lebanese za’atar and is as addictive. It is a rich, complex and aromatic condiment made from toasted nuts, usually toasted hazelnuts, cumin and coriander.
Recipe created by created by Derek.
Kushari is Egyptian comfort food at its finest. With cumin scented lentils and rice topped with pasta, a spicy, garlicky, vinegary tomato sauce, and crispy fried onions. Kushari is a real carb fest
Recipe created by Kelly.
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