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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Shakshuka Recipe | Shakshouka Recipe With Ingredients

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Shakshouka also spelled shakshuka or chakchouka, is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers and garlic, and common spices. The dish has existed in Mediterranean and the Maghreb for centuries. Shakshuka is an Israeli and Middle Eastern meal.

The word is derived from the Arabic verb shakka, meaning -stick together, clump together.

Some variations of shakshouka can be made with lamb mince, toasted whole spices, yogurt and fresh herbs. Others may include salty cheeses such as feta. Spices can include ground coriander, caraway, paprika, cumin and cayenne pepper.

Shakshuka | Shakshouka
In Israel, shakshouka is made with eggs which are commonly poached but can also be scrambled like the Turkish menemen.

Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle eastern
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 6


  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 6 large eggs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 small bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 small bunch fresh parsley, chopped

How To Make Shakshuka (Shakshouka) Recipe:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan on medium heat. Add the chopped bell pepper and onion and cook for 5 minutes or until the onion becomes translucent.
  2. Add garlic and spices and cook an additional minute.
  3. Pour the can of tomatoes and juice into the pan and break down the tomatoes using a large spoon. Season with salt and pepper and bring the sauce to a simmer.
  4. Use your large spoon to make small wells in the sauce and crack the eggs into each well. Cover the pan and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until the eggs are done to your liking.
  5. Garnish with chopped cilantro and parsley.


  • If you're not dairy-free, crumbled feta or goat cheese on top is delicious addition. Traditionally it's also served with pita, but I love to serve it with slices of avocado.
  • Many photos online show shakshuka cooked in a cast iron pan. Tomatoes are acidic and may erode the seasoning on your cast iron pan as well as dull the finish. You may also get a slight metallic flavor to the dish. So I recommend not taking any chances and cooking it in a stainless steel pan.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 122.2kcal, Carbohydrates: 9.7g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 5.4g, Saturated Fat: 1.6g, Cholesterol: 186.5mg, Sodium: 348mg, Fiber: 1.9g, Sugar: 5.5g

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Lemon Rice Recipe with Ingredients

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This South India delicacy doubles up as a snack and an accompaniment as well. Lemon rice is a crunchy, flavorful and sour rice recipe from south india.
Cooked rice is tempered with curry leaves, dals, mustard seeds & turmeric.
The magic in the end is the lemon juice gets added and colours brighten up.

Cuisine: South-Indian
Preparation Time: 10 Mins
Cooking Time: 10 Mins
Total time: 20 Mins
Servings: 2


  • 2 cups boiled rice
  • 4tbsp lemon juice
  • 3tbsp refined oil
  • 1tsp mustard seeds
  • A pinch asafetida
  • 1tbsp split black gram (dhuli urad)
  • 1tbsp split Bengal gram (chana dal)
  • 12-15 curry leaves
  • 4-5 whole red chilies
  • 1tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ cup roasted peanuts
  • Salt to taste


  1. For making lemon rice, heat the oil in a pan.
  2. To medium hot oil, add mustard seeds, asafetida, urad dal, chana dal and sauté till golden.
  3. Add curry leaves, broken red chilies, turmeric powder and peanuts and sauté for another 30 seconds.
  4. Add the rice and salt and mix well.
  5. Add lemon juice and mix well till the rice gets heated through.
  6. Serve hot.

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