Ok you guys I have put this recipe together - it's still work in progress but I thought it would make a great #recipeoftheweek
Here is my Indian Style Shakshuka. You can cook this just with tomatoes or you can make it more hearty with minced lamb or vegetarian with chickpeas. All the details are below so you can give this, hot off the press recipe a go - it's not even on the website yet!

Will you be cooking it?

Recipe for 4 to 6 people


2 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 large onion, finely diced
1 large red pepper, chopped
1 tsp sea salt
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
1 tbsp ginger, grated
1 green chilli, chopped
½ tsp turmeric
400g tinned tomatoes
2 tomatoes, cut into chunks
2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
200g minced lamb (optional) or 200g tinned chickpeas
50g paneer, crumbled
black pepper, to taste
chilli flakes to garnish
5 to 6 large eggs
Crusty bread or naan for serving


1. Preheat the oven to 190C. Warm the oil in a large, oven-safe, cast iron pan, over a medium heat.
2. When oil starts to shimmer, add the cumin seeds and as they become fragrant add the onion and stir on a high heat. Reduce the heat and cook until they start to turn golden.
3. Add the garlic and saute then add the red pepper.
4. Add the tinned tomatoes and chopped tomatoes then add the ginger, chopped chilli, chilli powder, turmeric, salt and half the coriander. Stir, and let the mixture come to a simmer until it reduces and thickens (about 10 minutes.)
5. Add the minced lamb/chickpeas (if using) and cook through, leave to simmer until it’s cooked.
6. Stir in the tomato puree simmer until its reduced and thick (1 to 2 minutes).
7. Turn off the heat and use the back of a spoon to make a well near the outer edge of the pan and crack the egg directly into it. Repeat with the remaining eggs.
8. Crumble in the paneer over the top and sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the eggs.
9. Carefully transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
10. Once the egg whites are opaque and the yolks have risen a little but are still soft the dish is ready.
11. Remove from the oven top with the fresh coriander leaves, and a few chilli flakes,
12. Serve in bowls with crusty bread on the side.

image: chefs kitchen

22 comments,0 shares,18 likes
over 1 year

Thanks @Jo dunn it was good, even had enough for lunch today 🍛

Jo dunn
over 1 year

Looks good @andrewsherman 👌💕

Hari Ghotra
over 1 year

What did you think @andrewsherman ?

Jo dunn
over 1 year

He he @andrewsherman ! Well done! 😁💕

Jo dunn
over 1 year

Thank you @andrewsherman! They were really lovely. There's so much you could add to jazz them up if you wanted. We had a fair few chillies, but we like it spicy ! How are you at the mo? 💕

over 1 year

Going to have a go at this at the weekend.
I normally eat the remaining tomatoes @Jo dunn but I like the idea of reducing them all and your 4 bowls look fantastic 👍👍

Jo dunn
over 1 year

@Hari Ghotra x

Jo dunn
over 1 year

@Hari Ghotra
Your Indian style Shakshuka.
Mutton mince in the lovely masala, whole tin tomatoes 400g, (never know what to do with the left over other half?) cooked down till thick. Loads fresh coriander. Topped with freshly grated mozzarella, (no paneer), bit of grated pecorino romano, coriander. Served for brekkie!!🥚🥚🥚

over 1 year

@Hari Ghotra !!! hello sorry for being so inactive, been very busy getting ready for the winter. made about 75 lbs puppyfood today. cannot wait to cook up a nice indian dish again...miss you all 😑

over 1 year

I fancy this with some Aloo tiki 👍

Jo dunn
over 1 year

@day_kate brown your mince in a separate pan, drain any fat away (tbh, I didn't get any, but I bought butcher's lamb mince, less fatty) , add your mince in the recipe. 💕

Margaret Ravel
over 1 year

will try at the weekend

over 1 year

Looks gorgeous I’ll try this next week @Hari Ghotra

I’ve got family from Scotland visiting and we are having Indian food one night this week (my mother in laws first curry).

Damian Green
over 1 year

I think that looks awesome, maybe even with some smoked fish instead of the lamb mince!?? I’d love to try this but Sue ain’t keen on eggs in food like this...🤔🤫

over 1 year

Not sure - don’t like cooking minced meat without draining off fat. Sounds delish though so maybe a try for a treat?!

Paul H
over 1 year

looking forward to this one.

Mark Harvey
over 1 year

may be if things quieten down at home 🤯🏡

Jo dunn
over 1 year

OMG! Got to give this a go! Thank you @Hari Ghotra xx💕