Indian Shakshuka

0:35 m

We've taken the classic flavours of everyone's favourite Mediterranean brunch dish and added an Indian twist! Made with Kashmiri chilli, garam masala and turmeric scrambled tofu its finished with a drizzle of tahini! Serve it with warm roti or plant-based naan bread for mopping up all that gorgeous tomato sauce.

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For the Shakshuka Base

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For the Scrambled Tofu

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Tahini Drizzle

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To Serve

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Before you start

Microplane | 2 large frying pans with a lid | Whisk

For the shakshuka base

  • Peel and slice the onion
  • Deseed and slice the peppers
  • Peel and grate the garlic and ginger
  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion and peppers and cook for about 6 minutes until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic, ginger and spices and cook for another minute. Stir through the tomato puree and tinned tomatoes and break down using the back of a spoon. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes whilst you prepare the tahini drizzle and scrambled tofu

Make the tahini dressing

  • Add the tahini to a bowl, squeeze in the juice of the lime, then add the water in batches, whisking well with as much water as necessary to get a thick cream consistency. Season with a big pinch of sea salt

For the scrambled tofu

  • Peel and finely chop the onion
  • Finely chop the chilli
  • Crumble the tofu into a mixing bowl and stir through the turmeric, garam masala and a pinch of salt
  • Heat the olive oil In a large frying pan over medium heat. Once shimmering add the cumin seeds and saute until they pop, about 1 minute. Add the onion and green chilli and saute until they are soft. Add the tofu into the pan and cook for 5-10 minutes until golden, taking care not to burn the spices. Season to taste with salt and pepper

Assemble the shakshuka

  • Taste and season your shakshuka base with salt and pepper
  • Use a large spoon to make 4 wells in the sauce then pile the tofu in each one. Lower the heat, cover with a lid and cook for a final 4-5 minutes
  • Sprinkle with chopped coriander and serve with slices of crusty bread
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