Shakshuka !!!

Shakshuka is a middle eastern dish which is quite popular in Israel. It is easy to make, totally flexible and exciting in nature. If you want to take your typical breakfast with egg to another level or make it fancy, you can try Shasukha.

Shasukha meaning’ mixture’ is a dish where eggs are normally poached in the tomato sauce. Here the flavours are enhanced by a lot of spices, like paprika, cumin.

If you are a vegetarian you can try this with tofu and paneer. I am sure you will love it.

Laden with the combined taste of tomatoes onion, garlic and egg this dish does not only taste delicious but it is a treat for your eyes. You can eat this for dinner, lunch or breakfast, which shows the versatility of the dish.


Tomatoes-3 big and ripe ones

Onion-1 big

Garlic -4 cloves

Tomato paste 2 table spoon.

Paprika /Kashmiri red chilli-1 table spoon(totally optional)

Brown sugar-1 teaspoon

Salt -according to taste.

eggs -4

Cilantro-finely chopped -1 table spoon.

Cumin powder-1 teaspoon.

Canola oil-1 table spoon.


In a dutch oven or heavy bottom, pan, add oil.

Heat it.

Add onion and garlic.

Saute it till it softens and raw smell is gone.

Add chopped tomato.

Saute it for 2 minutes.

Add all the spices and salt and tomato paste.

Mix everything together, and cover with a lid.

When the consistency looks like a sauce, make 4 holes in it and break eggs in it.

Lower the flame and cover it with a lid.

Cook it till the eggs are slightly runny.

Garnish with cilantro or scallion.

You can serve bread on the side.

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