Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Store cupboard shakshuka (healthy Israeli breakfast)

I dont know what came over me, possibly being sent a link to another blog where this was made, or my dad discussing it with some one but I woke up Sunday morning craving Shakshuka. Shakshuka is basically eggs poached in a spicey tomato relish. Some people break them in whole, others scramble everything together.

Unfortunately for me this craving came when I had no fresh food in my house, well except eggs. So I raided my cupboards and managed to find most of the stuff I needed. I would normally also add some peppers but I had none :(

What you need (for the store cupboard version):
1 tin tomato and onion mix
1/4 cup water
1 tsp dried chillies
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried garlic
2 eggs per person
Za'atar or dried origano
Olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Pita bread to serve

What to do:
1. Heat up a pan with some olive oil.
2. Add all the ingredients except the eggs and the za'atar/origano to the pan.
3. When it come to the boil, crack the eggs in and lower the heat, sprinkle the herbs
4. When the eggs are done take it off the heat and serve it with warm pita breads


  1. Thank You for this. I have only had it once, when my cousin's wife made it and loved it. I plan to make it soon, although could you give me a fresh version?

  2. Fry off some freshly chopped onion and use just tinned tomatoes, add mixed peppers, fresh chillies and fresh garlic :)