Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Shashuka Eggs

Easter has just gone by. Easter always reminds me of Easter bunnies and Easter eggs. My Easter bunny is my 2.5 years old son Vihaan :-) and Easter eggs reminds of me of a dish called Shashuka eggs, which I have been willing to try since long time now.

Shashuka eggs is a dish of poached eggs in onion, tomatoes, bell peppers mixture. 

Shashuka means "a mixture" in Arabic language. More information about this dish is on wiki

I tried it for the first time and I have fallen in love with the dish. If I were to explain the dish in Indian style cooking, its 
poached eggs on top of onion, tomatoes, and bell pepper tempering, with the spice level of your choice.

Its a very simple and straight forward dish. Here is my take on preparing Shashuka eggs.


  • 3 to 4 tsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper and 1 yellow bell pepper, finely chopped.
  • 3 tomatoes, finely chopped.
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped.
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped.
  • 3 to 4 eggs.
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds.
  • 1 tsp chili power.
  • 1 tsp black pepper.
  • 1 tsp garam masala.
  • 2 tsp butter
  • Salt to taste.


  • Put a non-stick pan on medium heat. Add olive oil.
  • Add cumin seed. Let them crackle. Roughly for 30 seconds.
  • Add green chilies.
  • Add onion. Saute them till translucent.
  • Add tomatoes and bell peppers.
  • Add red chilies, salt and black pepper.
  • Add butter and mix them well. 
  • Cook them with lid on. Roughly for 10 minutes or until the bell pepper becomes tender.
  • Taste it and adjust the seasoning.
  • Crackle the eggs on top of the tempering.
  • Cook them for another 5 to 7 minutes with lid on. Or until the eggs are cooked to your desired consistency.
  • And that's it.
  • Serve it on top of a pizza base, or eat as it.

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