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SHAKSHUKA/SHAKSHOKA

04 Jun

SHAKSHUKA……..After seeing all my friends posts on Shakshuka  even I went ahead and made it following my foodie friend Sarita Bhats recipe but I used ingredients and spices as available and made it as per my family liking 😊…….
Shakshuka is a middle Eastern breakfast dish which is served with toasted bread, Here eggs are poached in a sauce of onion ,tomatoes,bell peppers, & other Arabic spices…… A very simple ,delicious and great filling dish…..Perfect for brunch on a lazy Sunday, A must try dish 👌👌👌…thank you Saritakka for ur lovely recipe and introducing us to different country food …😘😘😘

INGREDIENTS 

•2tblsp oil (or olive oil)

•2 small onion chopped (approx 3/4 cup)

•1/4 cup each chopped red ,Yellow ,Greenbell pepper

•10 crushed garlic cloves(peeled)

•1/2-3/4 cup tomato puree (1 large tomato ground to paste)

•3 medium tomatoes chopped

•2 tsp chilly powder(i used everest tikka lal)

•2 tbsp tomato ketchup

• 1 tsp Arabic spice or any Kabsa powder

•1/2 tsp cumin seeds 

▪Salt as to taste

•1/2 cup water

•4-5 eggs

•coriander leaves chopped

▪For kabsa Powder :I used a mixture of 1/2 tsp coarsely powdered fennel seeds,1 tsp coriander powder,1/2 tsp turmeric,1 tsp pepper powder,a pinch cardamom powder  

METHOD 

▪Heat a deep frying pan or sauce pan (pan base must be thick) on medium heat

▪Add oil ,let it heat well ,add onions fry for a few minutes till it turns soft. 

▪Add chopped bell peppers and fry until lightly softened. 

▪Add crushed garlic and fry until raw smell goes off.

▪Add tomato puree and saute well untill oil seperates

▪Add chopped tomatoes, followed by water, cumin ,kabsa powder ,chilli powder,ketchup and salt,give a good mix until all the ingredients are well combined, cover and cook on very low flame for about 10 minutes,or until tomatoes are softened

 ▪ stir the mixture occasionally, once tomatoes are cooked, remove lid and stir again so that they are combined well. 

▪check seasoning and adjust as per taste(salt or chilly). 

▪Make sure the sauce is more or less level in the pan(or add little water to increase sauce if dry).

▪Now drop the eggs making a well in the sauce,see that egg yolk is below the surface of the sauce and white is spread outside. 

▪Repeat with the remaining eggs.

▪Cover the saucepan and cook in very low heat until the egg whites are set takes around 5-8 more minutes. 

▪Remove the lid, sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve immediately. 

▪If the shakshuka sits for too long, or is left covered, the egg yolks will become solid or there are chances of bottom burning …

NOTE

▪use spices as per individual taste

▪cook eggs as per your likings as some love fully cooked poached eggs some semi cooked

▪I kept my Shakshuka little saucy as per my family likings ,you can make it dry as per your choice

▪Bell peppers can be reduced or omitted if one doesn’t like it…

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