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Indian 'Shakshuka'
with chickpeas / cauliflower / naan

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
Taking the flavors of Indian cuisine as inspiration, this is a creative twist on traditional Shakshuka that involves eggs being poached in a rich tomato sauce. Reviewers loved the depth of flavor that came from the optional step of toasting spices when this dish was first featured in 2016.
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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Indian 'Shakshuka':
  • Coriander - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Paprika - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
  • Cayenne - 1/4 tsp
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Onions, medium - 1, diced
  • Cilantro - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Limes - 1, wedges
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Oil, cooking - 2 tsp
  • Tomatoes, diced (28 oz / 794 g) - 1 can
  • Cauliflower, frozen - 16 oz
  • Eggs, large - 4
  • Naan - 4 rounds (sub any flatbread)
  • Yogurt, plain - for serving

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Prep

  1. Make spice mix - Combine coriander, cumin, curry powder, ginger, paprika, turmeric, and cayenne. (Can be done ahead at any time)
  2. (Optional step) Toast spices: Heat a frying pan over medium heat and warm up / toast spices until fragrant. Remove from heat.
  3. Garlic / Onions - Prep as directed. Store together. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  4. Cilantro / Limes - Prep as directed.
  5. Beans - Drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Heat up a saute pan that you have a lid for over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil to pan; once oil is heated, add garlic and onions. Saute until softened, ~3 minutes.
  2. Add in diced tomatoes, cauliflower, and beans with spice mix and some salt. Mix everything together and saute for ~5 minutes. Taste and season with more salt or additional spices.
  3. Crack eggs directly into tomatoes. Lower heat to medium, cover, and cook for ~5 minutes, or until eggs are done to your liking.
  4. Toast naan.
  5. Divide filling and eggs between serving bowls. Top with a dollop of yogurt, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. Enjoy with naan!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (58)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (9)
Vegetarian (12)

38 reviews

I wanted so badly to like this. We love Indian food. It was bland and disappointing and even with the tumeric and curry powder, didn’t take particularly interesting. My first cooksmarts recipe I didn’t enjoy.

By: Taylor
Posted: Nov 14, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We used fresh cauliflower instead of frozen, but I thought this lacked something. It was still pretty tasty and easy, though!

By: Katharine
Posted: Sep 12, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Not a hit :( I did use chicken breasts instead of thighs, I thought marinating overnight would help but it still turned out really dry. Spice flavors were not that great either.

By: L
Posted: Jul 30, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This is so good! And fun to make something we've never had before. I made the 4 serving version but it actually makes more like 5-6 servings if you add extra eggs. Will definitely make again.

By: Katherine
Posted: Mar 21, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

This recipe was a hit for our family which includes two 4-year olds. The chicken (we chose to grill it) was so juicy and flavorful and the cucumber salsa and tomato yogurt sauce were perfect additions. I omitted the curry powder for personal tastes and upped the salt a little bit. Will definitely make again!

By: Cari
Posted: Mar 13, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

It was ok - a little bland

By: Julie
Posted: Jan 22, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful