Shakshuka Recipe

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Start your day with this hearty, satisfying Shakshuka recipe bursting with loads of flavor, with delightful tomato sauce. This is absolutely quick and Easy to make!  

shakshuka is served in saute pan sprinkled with chopped coriender leaves

 What is Shakshuka?

Shakshuka means “mixture” in Tunisian Arabic. It is basically eggs are baked in tomato sauce with all aromatic spices, making it even more delicious!

A quite popular recipe across Middle Eastern and North Africa.

If you have eggs and tomato at home! That’s it. Just jazz it up making this shakshuka recipe in a jiffy.

Traditionally it is served as breakfast or brunch but trust me I also made this for late-night hunger pangs. That was top-notch! Check out my step by step pictures below and also the variations to put up! 

Other Recipes something quick & Easy : Cream of broccoli and Tomato basil rolls

Why this recipe works:

Minimal ingredients: You need not have a list of ingredients and vegetables to make shakshuka. A basic ingredient like eggs, tomato, and a few spices works pretty well.

Easy and quick: There is nothing more satisfying than making your breakfast more interesting and delicious with easy and quick.

Variations: the variations are countless! You can add veggies to make it healthier. Totally customizable.

How to make Middle Eastern shakshuka with stepwise pictures:

Onions and garlic are in saute pan
Heat up olive oil in wide saute pan, add garlic and onions. Saute until the onions turns translucent.
chopped tomato is being added to saute pan along with onions
Add in chopped tomatoes
tomato sauce is being added to chopped tomatoes cooked in saute pan
Add in tomato sauce.
onion and tomatoes are cooked well in saute pan
Mix and saute well for 3 mins.
a bowl of chilli powder, cumin powder , sugar and salt is being added to tomato sauce in saute pan
Add chilli powder, cumin powder, salt and sugar
onion and tomatoes are well sauted in saute pan
Saute till the tomatoes are nice and soft.
a small circle of spaces are made in tomato masala in saute pan
Make a small circle, a space enough to add eggs
eggs are added to the spaces in onion-tomato masala in saute pan
Now, break 1 egg at a time and fill in the space
shakshuka is being cooked and covered with lid
Cover and cook for few minutes until the eggs are well cooked.
shakshuka is cooked in saute pan
Eggs are well cooked now
shakshuka is cooked in saute pan, coriender leaves is sprinkled on top
Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.

coriender leaves is being sprinkled on top over the shakshuka on saute pan

Tips to make the best Middle Eastern Shakshuka recipe:

Tomatoes: Use ripe tomatoes for the better taste that gives you great color and taste to the sauce. Finely dice the tomatoes to cook faster. You can also use good quality canned as well.

Spices: The basic spices are paprika/chili powder and cumin powder. You can also include pepper powder for more heat. Make sure you stir the spices in tomato sauce and saute until the raw smell disappears that gives you a lovely flavor and fragrance.

Cooking the eggs: Use fresh eggs and To make the eggs to evenly cooked. Cover it with the lid so the heat from above will speed up the process.

Water: Do not add water as the liquid from the tomatoes is enough to cook.
In case, If you had less liquid left in the pan and your sauce begins to stick to the pan add 1/4 cup of water and stir well. Continue cooking until only 3 tbs of liquid left. You should get thick saucy&chunky tomato sauce.

Variations: Again the variations are countless! You can add capsicum (bell pepper), eggplants, zucchini. Any veggies as you like! Add diced vegetables and saute before you add tomatoes.

close up shot of shakshuka

FAQ:

What goes well with shakshuka?

Shakshuka can be served with crusty bread or warm pita bread.

How do you re-heat shakshuka?

Just reheat on the stove top when you ready to enjoy it.

shakshuka is served in saute pan, coriender leaves is sprinkled on top

More Easy breakfast recipes you would love:

Classic French Toast

Cheese Chili Toast

Pesto Panini Bread

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shakshuka Recipe


  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

Start your day with this hearty, satisfying Shakshuka recipe bursting with loads of flavor, with delightful tomato sauce. This is absolutely quick and Easy to make!  


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup onions
  • 1 tbs garlic
  • 5 to matoes
  • 1 tbs tomato sauce
  • 1 tbs chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves

Instructions

  1. Heat up olive oil in wide saute pan, add garlic and onions. Saute until the onions turns translucent.
  2. Add in chopped tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  3. Mix and saute well for 3 mins.
  4. Add chilli powder, cumin powder, salt and sugar
  5. Saute till the tomatoes are nice and soft.
  6. Make a small circle, a space enough to add eggs
  7. Now, break 1 egg at a time and fill in the space
  8. Cover and cook for few minutes until the eggs are well cooked.
  9. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.

Notes

1.Tomatoes: Use ripe tomatoes for the better taste that gives you great color and taste to the sauce. Finely dice the tomatoes to cook faster. You can also use good quality canned as well.

2.Spices: The basic spices are paprika/chili powder and cumin powder. You can also include pepper powder for more heat. Make sure you stir the spices in tomato sauce and saute until the raw smell disappears that gives you a lovely flavor and fragrance.

3.Cooking the eggs: Use fresh eggs and To make the eggs to evenly cooked. Cover it with the lid so the heat from above will speed up the process.

4.Water: Do not add water as the liquid from the tomatoes is enough to cook.
In case, If you had less liquid left in the pan and your sauce begins to stick to the pan add 1/4 cup of water and stir well. Continue cooking until only 3 tbs of liquid left. You should get thick saucy&chunky tomato sauce.

5.Variations: Again the variations are countless! You can add capsicum (bell pepper), eggplants, zucchini. Any veggies as you like! Add diced vegetables and saute before you add tomatoes.

  • Category: Breakfast, Breakfast/dinner, healthy breakfast
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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