Shakshuka / Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a traditional Middle Eastern one-skillet breakfast dish of eggs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. Though it’s a breakfast dish, its also great for lunch or dinner. It goes best with toasted bread..Enjoy!!

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1. Eggs – 4

2. Olive oil – 1.5 tbsp

3. Onion – 3/4 cup, chopped

Garlic – 2, minced

4. Red bell pepper – 1 small or half large, chopped

5. Tomatoes – 4 medium, chopped

6. Sugar – 1 – 2 pinches (To balance the flavors)

Cumin powder – 1/2 – 3/4 tsp

Paprika – 3/4 tsp

7. Salt and pepper powder – To taste

8.Fresh parsley – 1 tbsp, finely chopped, to garnish

9. Extra virgin olive oil – 2 tsp

Feta cheese – 1 – 2 tbsp, to garnish (optional)

Method

1. Heat oil in a skillet at medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, little salt and saute until onion turns translucent. Add red bell pepper and saute for 2 – 3 minutes. Next add tomatoes and cook for 5 – 7 minutes until mushy. Add salt, a pinch of sugar, cumin powder, paprika and pepper powder. Cook for a few minutes.

2. Make 4 wells/holes (space them evenly) in the sauce using the spatula or a spoon. Crack the eggs into the holes one at a time. Sprinkle a tiny pinch of salt and pepper over the eggs. Cook covered at low or low-medium heat for 5 – 7 minutes until eggs are well-done or until the eggs are done to your liking. Pour 1 – 2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle fresh chopped parsley and feta cheese, if you like. Serve immediately with toasted bread or pita bread and hummus. Enjoy!!

Shakshuka

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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