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Egypt launches attempt for ‘world’s biggest koshary plate in history’

Koshary is a popular Egyptian vegetarian meal that consists of a mixture of rice, pasta, lentils, onions, garlic and tomato sauce

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Egyptians this year are hoping to set a Guinness World Record for one of their most beloved dishes - carb-loaded, veg-friendly koshary.

“We are planning to make the world`s biggest koshary plate in history, 10 metres (32.8 ft) wide and 1.20 meters high,” said event organiser Ahmed Adel, Egyptian daily al-Ahram reported on Thursday.

Koshary is a popular Egyptian vegetarian meal that consists of a mixture of rice, pasta, lentils, onions, garlic and tomato sauce.

Held in a park in the capital Cairo, the world-record attempt – which is part of a promotional stunt by a Egypt-based social network – will also provide food for 14,000 people, with any excess to be collected by a local charity for distributed.

“We have been sending the Guinness committee all our work through eight steps, and there will be a representative from the committee during our event for live evaluation,” Adel added.

Other Guinness World Records for famous dishes include the world’s largest Caesar salad, weighing in at over 3,000 kilos, and the world’s largest shrimp cocktail, weighing almost 500 kilos.