with chickpeas / cauliflower / naan
Shakshuka is a Middle-Eastern dish in which eggs are poached right inside a tomato-based sauce. It makes a great foundation for a variety of flavors and spices, so we couldn't resist making this Indian-inspired version that is served with yogurt and naan.
Smarts: Want to add some greens? Fold in some baby spinach at the same time as the cauliflower.
- Garam masala - 3 tsp
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Coriander, ground - 1/2 tsp
- Cumin - 1/2 tsp
- Curry powder, mild - 1/2 tsp
- Paprika - 1/2 tsp
- Red pepper flakes - 1/4 tsp
- Ginger - 2 tsp, grated
- Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
- Onions, medium - 1, diced
- Cilantro - 2 Tbsp, chopped
- Limes - 1, wedges
- Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Tomatoes, diced (28 oz / 794 g) - 1 can
- Cauliflower florets, frozen - 1 lb
- Eggs - 8
- Naan - 4 rounds
- Yogurt, plain or Greek - for serving
- Make spice blend - Combine garam masala, salt, ground coriander, cumin, curry powder, paprika, and red pepper flakes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Ginger / Garlic / Onions - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Cilantro / Limes - Prep as directed.
- Beans - Drain and rinse.
- Heat a large saute pan (use one that has a lid) with oil over medium heat. Add ginger, garlic, and onions and saute until onions are starting to soften, ~3 minutes.
- Add in spice mix and saute until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add diced tomatoes (including liquid), cauliflower florets (no need to defrost first), and beans. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes to let cauliflower soften and some of the liquid to cook off. Taste and season with some salt and pepper.
- Use the back of a spoon to create indentations in the shakshuka. Crack eggs directly into the indentations.
- Lower heat to low-medium and cover pan with a lid. Cook until whites are set and yolks are done to your liking, ~5 minutes.
- Toast naan.
- Serve shakshuka with cilantro and yogurt on top and lime wedges on the side. Enjoy with naan.
The flavors were great, and even some of my kids enjoyed it. I added some leftover zucchini and pre-cooked the cauliflower in the microwave to help soften it, based on some other reviews. The lid helps to cook the eggs.0 Helpful
We are always shakshuka fans but this one is particularly good. I don’t know how people cook their eggs so fast. I like really hard eggs but it still takes like 4-5x the recommended cooking time.0 Helpful
Meehhh. we overcooked the eggs, so that's on us...but I didn't find it particularly appealing. Would swap cauliflower with red peppers and maybe some spinach0 Helpful
I love shakshuka. Every version I've made. Mine was spicy...but I also used salsa style diced tomatoes. I can't manage to cook the egg in the sauce so I just fry an egg separately and put it on top. I can do the same with leftovers.0 Helpful
Great base recipe. I think it needs a bit more "kick" so will use more spices next time. Very filling because of the chickpeas and eggs and we love anything tomato based.0 Helpful
Definitely easy! It was something different in my household, so it didn’t go over as well as expected. But I enjoyed it! I’ll probably make a smaller serving next time around.0 Helpful