How to make Shakshouka

Shakshouka is a Georgian dish that is made from chicken or pork heart and liver stewed in a tomato sauce. The dish is typically eaten on Valentine’s Day, but can also be enjoyed any time of year. Shakshouka is a delicious, healthy dish. Shakshouka recipes are versatile and easy to make, and they can be served as a standalone meal or in conjunction with other dishes. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy snack or something to serve at a dinner party, there’s a Shakshouka recipe for you.

Ingredients for Shakshouka can be found at most grocery stores.


  • Olive oil

  • 1 Onion, diced

  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • 1 (red) bell pepper, diced

  • 6 ripe tomatoes, diced

  • 2 tbs tomato paste

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander seeds

  • 2 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

  • Pinch of fennel seeds

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 eggs

  • Cilantro

  • Scallions

Shakshouka is a traditional Georgian dish made of ground lamb and egg. It is often served as an appetizer or main course.

Instructions how ta make Shakshouka

  1. Heat up olive oil in a pan.

  2. Sauté onion. When the onions turns transparent, add the garlic and bell pepper dices. Stir and let cook a few minutes.

  3. Add all the spices (vary amount to taste, those are just suggestions in the ingredients list). When the mixture gets dry, mix in tomato paste. Add diced tomatoes. When the pan comes back to heat, lower the temperature. Let simmer for roughly 10 minutes (open pan, no lid)

  4. When everything is tender, make 4 little wells in the mixture. Crack one egg in each well. Cover the pan with a lid and let steam from anything between 5-10 Minutes, depending on how you like your eggs.

  5. Uncover and sprinkle with herbs. Serve with naan, flatbread, pita or white bread. (I had home-made flatbread)


By following these tips for making Shakshouka at home, you can make this great dish at home.

Scroll to Top