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Algerian Shakshouka – Middle Eastern Breakfast Recipe

Algerian Shakshuka Recipe

Shakshouka recipe is made with eggs poached in tomato sauce along paprika, red and green pepper, onions and certain other spices. Shakshuka origin is North Africa; it is considered as one of the most famous Middle Eastern breakfast recipes. It is eaten commonly in Moroccan, Tunisian, Libyan, Egyptian and Algerian cuisines.

Algerian Shakshouka or Chakchouka Recipe

Algerian shakshuka recipe comes as a suitable meal for iftar with a scrumptious taste to enjoy. Also known as 'shakshouka recipe', it is famous Middle Eastern breakfast dish, eaten in many countries in the region. In the month of Ramadan al Mubarak, shakshuka is served in iftar as a tradition as a main course food.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Algerian
Servings 4 people


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp paprika powder
  • 1 pcs onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 pcs tomatoes peeled, seeded, diced
  • 1 pcs red bell pepper diced
  • 2 pcs green pepper diced
  • 1 cup water
  • as per taste salt
  • as per taste black pepper
  • 4 pcs eggs


  1. Heat cooking oil in a deep pot or skillet over medium heat. Add in paprika powder, stir and slightly cook for 10 to 15 seconds until oil gets the color.
  2. Add diced onion and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes until onions are transparent and wilted but not actually browned.

  3. Add diced tomatoes, cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add red and green peppers, salt, black pepper and water and cook until it comes to boiling point.
  5. Lower the flame, cover pot and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. After 10 minutes, add more water to prevent it from drying.
  7. Now make blank space at four places within the simmering pepper; we will fill the space with eggs.
  8. Now break eggs in a bowl one by one and pour each into a blank space.
  9. Simmer for 10 more minutes while pan covered, until the eggs are cooked to your desired level.
  10. Delicious Algerian Chakcouka Recipe is ready.

  11. Serve with pita or crusty bread or with rice on iftar table.

Algerian Shakshuka recipe is favorite of mine, I will enjoy it and hope you would too.

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