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[Homemade] Shakshuka

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In Turkey there is a freakin pop song which was once a hit, praising shakshuka

5 points · 6 months ago

You can't mention something like that and not include a liiiink

Subreddit guidelines tied my hands. whispers Tarık Mengüç- Şakşuka

Share the recipee? I really want to try it!

7 points · 6 months ago

Worth the watch. That narration was 👌

Chef's Jhon food whishes YouTube channel is a pleasure to watch. Even if you don't like the food in question.

His voice is grating so I watch on closed caption, but yes

We're gonna give that a few more minutes.

Yeah, my girlfriend hates it too. Naturally, it's become the only thing I watch on YouTube when she's in the room.

I dont know why but his accent+voice make me irrationally angry

Original Poster11 points · 6 months ago

Sorry for the late reply i was out.

the recipe for this dish is quite simple. I didn't have all the ingredients for the traditional Shakshuka so i improvised and got creative.

  1. put olive oil on medium heat and saute onions and garlic until its translucent.

  2. Add bell peppers (i didn't have that so i used jalapeño and mushrooms) and saute that until it has softened up

  3. Add the spices to your liking (I used paprika, cumin, a little bit of turmeric, chilli powder) and cook that for about a minute or so

  4. Add canned diced tomatoes or in my case dump a can of whole tomatoes and crush them up in the pan. (if you don't want it to be too tomatoish just dilute the tomato with water.

  5. simmer for about 15-20 minutes and after done simmering make little wells in the sauce and crack some eggs into the wells, cover with a lid and let cook until egg is to your liking.

  6. Eat the deliciousness with some bread or pita or whatever is in your house :)

I like to add some chopped fresh tomatoes just before the eggs. They give a good texture and some freshness to the canned tomatoes.

Yes please share!

you don't really need much of a recipe. just poach eggs in tomato sauce. and make it spicy if you enjoy some heat.

You would get a very bland thing not anywhere near what Shakshuka is.

The recipe I use is Dutch so I'll try to translate it.


  • ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds

  • 190 ml vegetable oil

  • 2 large onions

  • 2 red and yellow bell peppers (means 4 in total)

  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar

  • 2 bay leaves

  • Thyme leaves ripped and finely chopped (around 6 branches worth)

  • 2 tablespoons of parsley

  • A bunch of coriander, finely chopped

  • 6 fresh tomatoes

  • ½ teaspoon of saffron

  • Pinch of cayenne

  • Salt & pepper

  • 8 eggs

  • 2 chili peppers, finely chopped.


Start off roasting the cumin seeds in the pan on high, for about 2 minutes. Add some olive oil and the diced onions and fry for about 2 minutes as well. Now add the bell peppers, chili pepers, sugar, bay leaves, thyme, parsley and coriander and mix on high for a while.

Now add the tomatoes, saffron, cayenne, pepper and salt to taste, and let this simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes. Add water until you get the consistency of pasta sauce (personally I just check occasionally and add water if needed).

If you use the recipe as is, you'll probably need to divide the mixture over two pans (reason I usually half the amounts) and then add the eggs (four for each pan). Just break them over the mixture, drop them in. Maybe add some more salt and pepper if you're feeling spicey. Let this sit for another 10-12 on medium heat, or until the eggs are done.

Serve with pita bread or whatever you fancy.

Bit more work than most Shakshuka recipes, but this one makes for a truly delicious variety.

...the mic rula! The old schoola! You want to trip, I bring it to ya!

7 points · 6 months ago


-2 points · 6 months ago

Imagine you were on the receiving end of all that shouting.


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0 points · 6 months ago

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1 point · 6 months ago


Meatballs and fries would make an excellent addition to this meal....

2 points · 6 months ago

The only thing it needs is a warm pita bread to eat with leftover tomato juice. Meatball or fries would ruin it; the simpler the shakshuka, the better!

Whoosh! (AquaTeen Hunger Force lol)

3 points · 6 months ago

Note to myself - never comment while half asleep.

Whooshing out!

Damn, Here in Egypt this pretty common, this is lit!

Original Poster9 points · 6 months ago

You guys know your food!

I guess we do, where are you from though?

Original Poster11 points · 6 months ago

I’m from Toronto but my ethnic background is Bangladesh

Happy Meal from Cairo to Toronto

We always called this “eggs in purgatory”, or is that something different ?

It's really similar. I've heard it as hell, not purgatory. Maybe hell is a spicier version! Eggs in hell usually has cheese and basil, like an Italian version of this. This is typically a bit more chili/cumin/paprika flavoured. They're both good. I like mine with chunks of red pepper, maybe some bacon or sausage and lots of heat. Lots of crusty or topping a bowl of rice.

Looks delicious! One of my favorite weekend foods!

Ahhh I love Shakshuka, my ethnic background is also Bangladesh!

Just learned about this on the awesome documentary somebody feed Phill. There is a Dr. Shakshuka in Tel Aviv, apparently

If you ever go there forget about his Shakshuka, his mutton shawarma is the best pita in town

I am a hungry soul. Will probably eat both. Thanks for the heads up!

I watched it last night, very good show

I'm hosting brunch tomo and wasn't sure what to make. Thanks for reminding me this exists!

That looks amazing.

Did you get this from "cooking with Cheetna"? (Not sure of the spelling of her name)


I want to go to there

2 points · 6 months ago

Weird coincidence, I ate this for breakfast for the first time in my life yesterday . Was great ! Although too much tomato

Thank you for confirming my biggest fear with this dish.

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Original Poster3 points · 6 months ago

You’re welcome ahahah


1 point · 6 months ago

idk what that is but it looks delicious!

I'm Sicilian. We eat this & call it "Eggs in Purgatory" of my favorites.

Do we have to eat it in the breakfast

This is very similar to huevos ranchers, you can just swap out the mushrooms for some peppers. Also the recipe from allrecipes is missing the essential ingredient Worcester sauce and probably some lemon.

Ayyyyeeee Sharkisha!

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