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

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

Serves :2 

Ingredients

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)

Directions:

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