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Friday, November 6, 2020

Farm House Eggs ( Shakshuka)


Breakfast is the first meal of the day and therefore should be nutritious. It keeps you charged for the day's work. Today's recipe fulfills all the requirements. It has fibre, protein and carbs as well. It is inspired from Mediterranean dish Shakshuka, which is basically poached eggs made in tomato gravy. As the kids don't like vegetables therefore I have incorporated some vegetables as well to make it more nutritious. While cooking shakshuka you make pockets in tomato gravy and break the eggs. But in this dish I have spread the egg whites on top of the vegetables so as to hold the vegetables together. But you can cook it either way. It will taste good. So let's explore a healthy option for breakfast. 

We need:

  • 6 Eggs

  • 1 medium Onion chopped finely

  • 6 to 7 pods garlic chopped 

  • 1 Tbsp Grated Ginger 

  • 2 medium Tomatoes

  • 1 green Capsicum

  • 1 Carrot

  • ¼ Small Cabbage

  • 8 to 10 French beans. 

  • 3 Tbsp Coriander leaves

  • 1Tsp Red pepper powder

  • 1Tbsp Coriander Powder

  • 1 Tbsp Oregano

  • ½  Tsp black pepper powder

  • 1 Tbsp Chilli Flakes

  • 1 Tbsp Greens of onions

  • 1 Tbsp Butter

  • 1 Tbsp Cooking Oil. 

  • Salt to taste


Here We go:

  1. Chop all the vegetables finely. 

  2. Heat a pan. Add butter and cooking oil. Immediately add chopped garlic. Saute till translucent

  3. Add onion and saute them until transparent. 

  4. Time to add all the chopped vegetables, tomatoes and grated garlic. Saute a while till the vegetables wilt a little. 

  5. Add salt, red pepper and coriander powder. Mix everything together . Saute till vegetables are a bit soft. 

  6. Add half a cup of water and cover the pan. Let the vegetables simmer on low flame for 5 minutes. Keep on checking in between. 

  7. When vegetables are done, Spread them in the pan and make a layer. Make a small depression in the layer. Gently break eggs one by one on top of the layer of vegetables keeping the yolk intact. 

  8. Sprinkle salt, black pepper powder, oregano and chilli flakes. Cover the pan. 

  9. Keep the flame on low. When the white and yolk are cooked, switch off the flame.

  10. Serve it hot with toasted bread. 


Preparation Time 10 minutes

Cooking time 15 min

Tips:

You can chop vegetables in a chopper to save on time. 

You can also keep your eggs a little raw if you want them juicy. 


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