Ijaa (Chakchouka with Sausage )

Chakchouka ( read as Shakshuka)  is quite popular mediterranean food and easy to cook as well . In Algeria and Tunisia they add merguez (sausages ) to it which even makes it more tasty!

Do give it a try, I am sure you will love this combination of eggs,sausages, and spices


Preparation time : 10 minutes                                            Cooking time : 15-20 mins

Serves :2 


Tomato  1 medium size ,cut into big pieces

Onion-1  medium size,finely choppedIMG_7178

Green pepper  –  1/2 ,finely chopped

Garlic -4 big cloves finely chopped

Sausages -2

Tomato puree or sauce -2 tablespoon

Green chili -1 (medium hot) finely chopped

Salt -1 teaspoon

Pepper-1/2 teaspoon

Cumin powder-1/2 teaspoon

chili powder-1/2 teaspoon

paprika powder -1/2 teaspoon

Persil  (for dressing)

2 big eggs

2 tablespoon Olive oil

(You can even add Harisa to it, if you like very spicy,I prefer it medium hot.

**Harisa is chili paste for my friends who donot know.

*If is hard to find freshly made sausages like in India , it can be substituted with kebab or small meat balls made  from keema)


In a wok/pan  heat oil  and  add chopped onion,garlic,chili and green pepper and fry them for 3-4 minutes on medium flame.
Add the spices and fry for a minute.
Add now tomatoes. Sauté for 2 minutes.
Now add pieces of sausage,and fry them until they look cooked.
Now add  tomato paste  and salt.Cover the lid for 3-4 minutes on low flame.
Now add eggs on top, do not move the eggs and let it cook on low flame.
Top it with some persil or coriander and enjoy with bread .

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