How to make Shakshouka -

This is a beautifully colourful Middle Eastern dish that can be had for breakfast or as a one-dish meal.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Red bell pepper (लाल शिमला मिर्च ), Yellow bell pepper (पीली शिमला मिर्च )

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Snacks and Starters


Shakshouka Recipe Card


Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Shakshouka Recipe

  • Red bell pepper chopped 1/2 medium

  • Yellow bell pepper chopped 1/2 medium

  • Green capsicum chopped 1/2 medium

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 medium

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Eggs 4

  • Feta cheese crumbled 1/2 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves Chopped for garnishing


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add onion, mix and sauté till golden. Add garlic and mix well.

Step 2

Reduce the heat, add tomato and mix well. Add some water and cook for a minute.

Step 3

Add the red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, green capsicum and some water, mix and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Step 4

Add chilli powder and cumin powder, mix and cook on low heat. Add salt and mix well.

Step 5

Create some space in the pan. Add eggs in the centre and let them poach them. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-7 minutes.

Step 6

Garnish with feta cheese and chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

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