Egyptian food ideal for International Vegetarian Day

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Sun, 01 Oct 2017 - 07:48 GMT

Foul Medamas - Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Foul Medamas - Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

CAIRO – 1 October 2017: It may seem like it is mission impossible to be a vegetarian in the Middle East. However, this is not the case because most Egyptian traditional foods do not contain meat.

In celebration of International Vegetarian Day, we have listed the top Egyptian dishes that you can make for your veggie friend.

Tamaya/falafel: is a deep-fried ball made of ground chickpeas, and fava beans.

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Falafel balls Via Wikimedia Commons

Foul (beans): is a dish of cooked fava beans served with vegetable oil.

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Ful medames Via Wikimedia Commons

Feteer: Middle Eastern puff pastry that can be stuffed with cheese, spinach, Nutella and can be sprinkled with sugar or honey.

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Feteer Via Wikimedia Commons

Kusheri: it is an Egyptian dish originally made in the 19th century. The dish consists of rice, macaroni, chickpeas and crispy fried onions and topped with a spiced tomato sauce, and garlic vinegar.

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Koshari tahrir Via Wikimedia Commons

Molokhia: is the leaves of Corchorus Olitorius commonly known as Jew's Mallow.

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Molokheya Via Wikimedia Commons

Hummus: it is a spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas.

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Hummus plate Via Wikimedia Commons

Baba Ganoush: it is made of eggplant mixed with Tahina, olive oil and various seasonings.

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Baba ganoush and pita Via Wikimedia Common

Mahshy: Stuffed zucchini, cabbage, aubergine, pepper, vain leaves and tomatoes with rice. It is originally an ottoman food.

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Egyptian Mahshy Stuffed Aubergine Tomato With Rice Via Wikimedia Commons

Lentil soup: it is vegetarian soup based on lentils.

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Filtered lentil soup Via Wikimedia Commons

Egyptian Besara: (Fava Beans and Herbs): it is made of yellow fava beans, onions, garlic, parsley, green cilantro and fresh dill.

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Besara Via Wikimedia Commons

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