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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.
is a deep-fried ball made of ground chickpeas, and fava beans.
Falafel balls Via Wikimedia Commons
is a dish of cooked fava beans served with vegetable oil.
Ful medames Via Wikimedia Commons
Middle Eastern puff pastry that can be stuffed with cheese, spinach, Nutella and can be sprinkled with sugar or honey.
Feteer Via Wikimedia Commons
it is an Egyptian dish originally made in the 19th century.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.
Koshari tahrir Via Wikimedia Commons
is the leaves of Corchorus Olitorius commonly known as Jew's Mallow.
Molokheya Via Wikimedia Commons
it is a spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas.
Hummus plate Via Wikimedia Commons
it is made of eggplant mixed with Tahina, olive oil and various seasonings.
Baba ganoush and pita Via Wikimedia Common
Stuffed zucchini, cabbage, aubergine, pepper, vain leaves and tomatoes with rice. It is originally an ottoman food.
Egyptian Mahshy Stuffed Aubergine Tomato With Rice Via Wikimedia Commons
it is vegetarian soup based on lentils.
Filtered lentil soup Via Wikimedia Commons
(Fava Beans and Herbs): it is made of yellow fava beans, onions, garlic, parsley, green cilantro and fresh dill.
Besara Via Wikimedia Commons