Friday, 26 June 2015

Weekend Brunch Recipe:Shakshouka(baked eggs on a bed of tomato sauce) !!

Weekend meals are always special at my home..both hubby and me like to experiment different cuisines other than Indian either at home or at a restaurant..we don’t want to eat the usual daal roti on a weekend...and me being such a foodie I start planning well in advance stocking up the pantry with the essentials I will be needing for my experiments in kitchen ..!
I have been thinking of trying this recipe for long having read a lot in a number of blogs.....and lately I had it at a restaurant in Hampi for the first time.
For all those who have not heard of Shakshouka before it is a middle eastern dish –basically eggs baked on  a bed of tomato sauce.I have given my own  twist in this recipe by adding a layer of potato and paneer mash. This is a perfect brunch dish with a pack of nutrients and flavour as well.
You can serve it with toasts,pita,flatbreads or even rice..I would definitely recommend it to be a  part of any middle eastern theme party menu.


3 eggs
3 tomatoes chopped finely
1 small onion chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic
¼ cup spinach (wilted)
1 boiled potato
¼ cup mashed paneer
½ tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp of tomato ketchup
Salt and ppper to taste
Chilli flakes –as much you like it
Grated cheese 1 tbsp


For the tomato sauce take about a spoonful of oil in a pan and add garlic when the oil turns hot.When garlic turns to light brown add the chopped onion and cook till the onions are brown.Thereafter add tomatoes,salt and a half cup of water and cook covered for about 10 minutes until it is all mushy.Add a tsp of tomato ketchup,black pepper and Italian seasoning.
Tomato sauce is ready now for the mash.In a bowl mix mashed paneer and boiled potatoes salt and pepper.
Now take a baking tin and layer a bed of mashed aloo paneer mixture.On top of that place the tomato sauce.Now take wilted spinach and make three circles on the tomato bead for the egg yoks.
Break one egg each in all the circles and sprinkle salt,pepper and grated cheese.Bake it in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes at 180 degrees.
Serve hot with toast and enjoy your weekend !!!

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