Shakshouka or Shakshuka is a one dish skillet meal of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, etc.. . The word Shakshuka comes from Arabic, meaning, “a haphazard mixture” or “all mixed up.” This can be had as a main course or even as breakfast with pita or challah bread. This has to be served in the pan that you are making it.

This serves 4 as a sides dish
Serves 2 as a main course

4 Eggs
1 Large Onion – thinly sliced
4 Tomatoes – thinly sliced
2 Green Chillies - finely chopped
Salt to taste
¼ Teaspoon Red Chili Flakes
¼ Teaspoon Black pepper powder
2 Tablespoons Oil 

Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onions, sauté till the onions are soft and translucent. Now add chopped tomatoes and the green chillies , saute for a minute and then cover with a lid and let it cook till the tomato are soft. 
Add the salt, pepper, chilly flakes. Cook until the tomatoes become mushy. 
Now make a hole on four sides 
Break the eggs one by one on each hole ensure that the yolks don’t break. Sprinkle a dash of salt on each egg, cover the pan and let it cook for 4 - 5 minutes on a low heat. 
Cook till the egg yolks are runny, if you want fully cooked eggs, then keep if for  more time. I wanted the yolks to be runny. Sprinkle some chopped coriander and a bit of pepper on top this is optional. 
It’s ready to serve with bread slices in the same pan it was cooked in. 
Labels: Egg, Middle Eastern, One Dish Meal, Skillet, Sunday Funday, Breakfast, Main course, International Cuisine 
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Shakshuka is soooooooooo good. I have several different versions that I have made and I just found one for green shakshuka that I can't wait to try.

  2. We usually make this at least once a week for an easy mid-week dinner. Thanks for reminding me that I haven't made it this week.

  3. Another favorite right here! I love this for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

  4. I love saucy egg dishes. Especially when they are a little spicy. I would love this any time of day.

  5. shakshuka is one of my favorite dishes. Yours looks gorgeous.

  6. A great one-pot meal idea! Sounds delicious! Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen

  7. Shakshuka is my family's most preferred brunch on Sundays. Filling, healthy and delicious. What I like about making this one pot meal is that one can vary the flavors. Your preparation looks so good.