Koshari is an ancient Coptic Christian dish that traditionally is prepared and eaten during periods of fasting when animal products are not allowed. It is a simple dish of rice, lentils, macaroni and chickpeas cooked separately and then served together in layers. It is topped with crisp brown onions and served with a tangy tomato sauce and vinegar.
Harira is a soup from the Maghreb region of North Africa that is especially popular as an iftar (fast-breaking) meal during Ramadan (the Islamic month of fasting). It is made of lentils, chickpeas, noodles, egg, turmeric powder and more. This fragrant Moroccan soup will warm your stomach and soul.