13th July 2020

Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a popular dish in the Middle East. It is basically poached eggs on a bed of vegetables. (There are other variations of the dish too) The ample use of tomatoes gives it its tanginess and the onions give it its sweetness. My recipe uses a few spice powders which are commonly found in Indian kitchens.

Serves: A Family of Four

Prep. Time: 10 Mins.

Cooking Time: 30 Mins

Ingredients:

  • Eggs – 8
  • Tomatoes (chopped fine) – 8 small
  • Onions (chopped fine) – 3 medium
  • Capsicum (chopped fine) – 1 large
  • Green Chillies (chopped fine) – 4
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste (coarsely chopped) – 1 tbsp.
  • Green Corriander (finely chopped) – 2 tbsp.
  • Red Chilly Powder – 2 tsp.
  • Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Corriander Powder – 2 tsp.
  • Black Pepper Powder (coarse) – ½ + ½ tsp.
  • Sugar – 1 tsp.
  • Oil – 4 tbsp.
  • Salt – 1 tsp. or to taste

Preparation of Shakshuka

Step 1:     Heat the oil in a shallow pan and add the ginger-garlic and sauté it for 30 seconds on low heat.

Preparation of Shakshuka

Step 2:     Then add the onions and sauté till translucent on medium heat.

Step 3:     Now add the capsicum and green chillies and saute for a minute. Then add the tomatoes and saute on high heat for 5 minutes.

Preparation of Shakshuka

Preparation of Shakshuka

Step 4:     Add the spice powders except the pepper powder and the sugar and salt. Mix and cook covered on low heat for 10 minutes. Now add the sugar and ½ tsp. pepper powder and cook covered for another 2 minutes.

Preparation of Shakshuka

Step 5:     Make small hollows (eight) in the tomato-onion-capsicum bed, break open the eggs and place gently in the hollows. Sprinkle salt and ½ tsp. pepper powder and cook covered for 8 to 10 minutes. Garnish with green coriander and serve hot.

Preparation of Shakshuka

Preparation of Shakshuka

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