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Egyptian recipes: More Egyptian tasty food recipes (Soup and Tajin)

Updated on May 13, 2011

Egyptian food is tasty

I like tasty food, where ever it comes from. I like some Indian recipes and deserts, I have an Indian friend who's very clever and a real good cooker. She taught me some recipes. I also enjoy all French Yummy deserts. I like English cakes and salads. I also love salads from many countries. And of course I like American fast foods "but I'm trying to reduce meals per month from fast foods".

But among all recipes from all countries there are some recipes which are very special and I still feel their taste when they were cooked by granny and mom. My grandmother was an excellent cooker, I've never tasted food more delicious than the food she was cooking. I will write to you here some recipes that take no time and are really amazing. 

Lessan El Assfour "Birds' tongues"

"Lessan El Assfour" is a tiny sized macaroni can be cooked in many ways. 

1- Lessan El Assfour soup "For 2 persons"

You need

  • 1/2 a cup Lessan El Assfour "Or  tiny macaroni if not available"
  • 2 Cups of preheated chicken or meat broth
  • 1/2 tbsp butter or margarine
  • Salt up to the taste

Directions

In a cooking pan, heat 2 cups of chicken or meat broth. Fry 1/2 a cup of Lessan El Assfour in butter till it becomes golden then add it to the broth. Cover the pan but not firmly and reduce heat to minimum. Cook for 5-7 minutes. 

Lessan El assfour Tajin "For 2 persons"

You need

  • 1 Cup of Lessan El Asfour
  • 4 Cups of water
  • 1/2 pound lamb meat cut into little cubes
  • 1 Small diced onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter or margarine

Directions

Put water in a cooking pan and bring it to boil. Add diced onions, salt, pepper and meat. Reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes. Fry Lessan El Assfour in a skillet to golden colour. Put  Lessan El Assfour into the pan and cook it for 2 minutes. Pour the whole thing into a baking tray and cover with Aluminium foil. Bake in a 400 F oven for 20 minutes.

Red lintel
Red lintel
Red lintel soup
Red lintel soup

Red lintel soup

Red soup is a very delicious soup. You can take it as a starter dish or as a main dish with toasted beta bread and green onions.

You need

  • 1 pound red lintels
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 peeled whole onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 large tomatoes

Directions

In a cooking pan put lintel and cover with water "about 2 liters". Add the whole onion, garlic and tomatoes. Cook on medium heat and don't stir for 20 minutes. Use a hand mixer to blend soup. Fry the diced onion in oil and pour into the pan. Add salt and cumin and stir. Bring to boil for 2 minutes.





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      Amira 2 years ago

      Egyptian food is easy to cook I do it all the time

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Thanks DRG for stopping by and commenting on my hub.

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      Felix J Hernandez 6 years ago from All over the USA

      Definitely giving this one a try. I love trying things I never had. TY I will checking your other recipes too.

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      thastar 6 years ago

      thanks you kafsoa i can wait to try the Koshary

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Lessan el assfour is a kind of macaroni looks like birds' tongues "this is the translation of lessan elassfour" it doesn't have any holes. If you can't find it, you can use the tiniest macaroni you can get. Brown lintels have a skin so it's difficult to turn to soup, but there is a recipe that depends on brown lintels I'll write it for you soon in a hub and believe me this recipe is amazing and it's really unique. It's called "Koshary"

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      thastar 6 years ago

      kafsoa what is lessan el assfour where i live wedon't get red lintels can i use the brown lintels i never had Egyptian food before i want to try it

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      It's really delicious, you'll love it. Thanks for reading the hub:)

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 6 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      A very good hub. I have never had Egyptian food before, but I want to try it now.

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Thaanks thastar:)

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      thastar 6 years ago

      thanks for your recipe keep on cooking

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Oh Aneesh I'm so sorry for writing your name wrong. But I know you're nice and will forgive me ;)Thanks for caring friend.

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Tonymead, I have to keep cooking every day :) It's the txes of being a mother :)

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Thank you Mary Ann. Yes Mary, although I lost her but I still feel her presence in every word I say and every thing I do. She really deserves that peace upon her soul. Thanks for the vote too :)

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      @neesh 6 years ago from India

      Hey kafsoa ,my name is aneesh ,that's not @ ,that's a ,written in style:)

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      Tony Mead 6 years ago from Yorkshire

      interesting recipe, I must try.

      keep cooking

      Tony

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      THAT Mary Ann 6 years ago

      What a great way to honor your grandmother...and teach us about these amazing dishes. Thank you. Voted up.

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Thank you neesh:)

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      @neesh 6 years ago from India

      Beautiful presentation kafsoa.........:)

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Thanks Andrews for reading this hub :)

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      Chris Andrews 6 years ago from Norwalk, Ohio

      I will have to try these. I am always looking for a good recipe. Thanks for sharing.