This is a national food in Egypt called Koshary. It's delicious and savoury. You can prepare the lentils a day ahead and reheat them if you want to save time.
my husband is egyptian and this is the first egyptian meal i cooked for him, he loved it, but also i made a beef stew onthe side to go with it , which was so good, takes time to cook but it was worth it - 25 Jul 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I spent a month in Egypt last year and this was very similar to the koshary we bought in street stalls every couple of days. The only addition that I would make to complete it is French fried onions as a topping and a side of hot sauce. Thanks for the recipe. - 18 Jun 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
We loved it! - 08 Mar 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)