Thursday, 29 January 2015

Shakshuka - African Eggs

Shakshuka Recipe

When you say breakfast with eggs. What comes to you mind? Omelette? French Toasts? Scrambled eggs or Bhurji? Half Fry? Sunny Side up?

Well, I am going to share a breakfast that is as unique as a Dodo in India. Why? Because it is very non-Indian, it is Moroccan. It is sort of heavy, protein rich and yummy!!! And its different, that's the beauty of it!

Yes, today the recipe that I am going to share is an African dish called Shakshuka but I have given it a twist of my own. Well, once you get a general idea after reading this post, even you can make your own twist.

Shakshuka is a staple of TunisianLibyanAlgerianMoroccan, and Egyptian cuisines. Because eggs are the main ingredient, it is often on breakfast menus, but in Israel, it is also a popular evening meal.

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Look at the pic below and you will have some idea.

Shakshuka - African eggs
Shakshuka - African eggs

Shakshuka - African eggs
Shakshuka - African eggs

Recipe of Shakshuka - African Eggs:


  1. 3 Eggs
  2. Some Salami or cooked seekh kebabs. I used both of them.
  3. Chopped Onions.
  4. Chopped Tomatoes
  5. Dried mixed herbs and dried rosemary
  6. Salt and Pepper.
  7. Coriandor for garnishing


  1. Heat oil in a flat pan.
  2. Add the onions and cook them till they release oil.
  3. Add tomatoes and cook for a while.
  4. Add the herbs. these herbs give an amazing flavour and aroma.
  5. Now add the salami or kebabs cut into small pieces and cook for a while till it makes for a nice dish in its own. Remember, add salt or pepper only after tasting it because Salami or Kebab will have their own seasoning. 
  6. Once, it is done, now using the spatula, make 3 wells for the eggs.
  7. Now on low to medium heat, break one egg in each of the wells and let it cook from the base.
  8. After that cover it and let it cook for 3-4 minutes more or till the time you get the exact runniness of yolk that you want. Everyone likes different way eggs are served...right?
  9. Now sprinkle salt and pepper on eggs. Remember, eggs dont have any seasoning.
  10. Garnish with chopped fresh coriandor.
  11. And serve it hot!!!
Your heavy, delcious, nutritous breakfast is ready.

I cooked this at my sis-in-law's place on my visit to hyderabad and she loved it. She then cooked it with her own twist. You give it too!!

Hope you liked it!



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