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Crunchy Shakshuka Recipe You’ll Love

Shakshuka is a popular and delicious North African and Middle Eastern easy Arabic recipe that has become a staple in many households worldwide. This hearty, flavorful dish is typically made by simmering eggs in a spiced tomato sauce, creating a savory and satisfying meal perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make a delicious crunchy shakshuka recipe perfect for any meal of the day. We’ll go over the ingredients you’ll need and provide step-by-step instructions for making the tomato sauce, poaching the eggs, and adding the spiced topping.

crunchy shakshuka in a bowl

So, whether you’re a shakshuka enthusiast looking to try a new variation of this classic dish or a newcomer to the world of North African and Middle Eastern cuisine, this crunchy shakshuka recipe is sure to impress. Get ready to splurge on a delicious and satisfying meal that will excite your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

Crunchy Shakshuka Recipe

Crunchy Shakshuka Recipe



  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • A pinch of ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon Chipotle seasoning mix/ chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, ground
  • ½ teaspoon zaatar
  • 500 g canned tomatoes, chopped
  • A handful of fresh cilantro
  • Fresh oregano (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt

Sizzled Whole Spice Topping

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes


Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic for 5 minutes. Then add the spices and cook for 3 more minutes.

Add the tomatoes, and Simmer for 5 minutes.

ingredients of Crunchy Shakshuka in a pan

Make some space in the sauce using a wooden spoon and drop each egg in the well, and simmer on low, covered with a lid, for 5 minutes or until the egg whites look opaque and the egg yolks are still runny.

Add the topping spices to a heat-proof bowl. Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium heat until sizzling hot. Carefully pour the hot oil over the spices.

spices and oil in a saucepan

Top the shakshuka with fresh cilantro and add the Sizzling spices on top.

crunchy shakshuka with fresh cilantro

Crunchy Shakshuka is a delightful twist on the classic North African and Middle Eastern dish that is easy to make and guaranteed to satisfy your cravings.

With simple ingredients and step-by-step instructions, anyone can easily make a delicious crunchy shakshuka in their own kitchen. And by customizing the recipe with different herbs, spices, and vegetables, you can make it your own and enjoy it for any meal of the day.

The crunchy shakshuka recipe is a must-try for any food lover looking for a new and exciting twist on a classic dish. So why not try it and indulge in a flavorful and satisfying meal that will leave you feeling full and happy?

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