Traditional Israeli Shakshuka Recipe

This summer we had opportunity to cook Israeli food here in Germany with my friends boyfriend who comes from Isreal. One of them was Traditional Israeli Shakshuka.
Cooking with people from different countries is always amazing experiance. They always do things differently. That day they invited me to lunch and when I came in I could smell already onions and garlic, I thought “I will like this”. And I did! I have heared of Shakshuka before, while I was researching Israeli food on the pinterest the other day. I was very curious how this dish will taste like, because the combination of eggs and tomato sauce is still pretty weird for a polish person;) Shakshuka became one of those dishes that we cook even few times a month. You can eat Shakshuka plain, but the Israeli eat it with bread. The idea is so simple, I don’t know why haven’t I done this before. It makes great breakfast, dinner or lunch. If you try it am sure it will be one of the dishes you will cook more often – for breakfast, dinner or lunch;)

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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Israel
Servings 4 people


  • 2 cans tomato or 6 tomatos
  • 3 onions chopped 1cm x 1cm pices
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 paprika red, chopped into cubes
  • 4-8 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 0,5 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Fry onion on the medium heat until tender.
  • Add sliced garlic, stir the mixture for 2 minutes and add peppers. It should take around 10 minutes for peppers to be tender.
  • Add tomatos and spices (salt and cumin) and cooked on low heat, covered with a lid for at least 30 minutes
  • Make small wholes in the sauce and beat in eggs.
  • Season with pepper and salt. Close the lid and wait until the eggs is done. If you like soft eggs cook it for 4minutes, if hard 10minutes.
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Marta Kieser is a food guide and blogger who lives in Frankfurt with her husband and 1-year-old son. Apart from food guiding, she loves cooking, having guests over, swimming, hiking, and running. 



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