Today we are going to make magic with vegetables. I think you can be familiar with shakshuka which can be named as a celebrity meal known in several countries. Shakshuka is both an appetizer (Turkish meze) and a main course especially will be perfect at summer nights. You can serve shakshuka with pilaf as a main course or you can even serve it as a salad. Just try it and you will love love love!
Try this delicious traditional turkish food recipe Shakshuka
- 4-5 eggplants
- 2 potatoes
- 2-3 green chili peppers
- 1 onion
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 4-5 tomatoes
- 1 tbsp. tomato paste
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp. sugar
- Desired spices (black pepper, cumin, ground paprika etc.)
- Frying oil
Cut your 4-5 eggplants in cube and rest in salt water for about half an hour.
While resting your eggplants cut your 2 potatoes and fry them.
Cut your 4-5 tomatoes into cube.
Finely chop your 2-3 green chili peppers, 4 cloves of garlic and 1 onion.
Fry your rested eggplants and take excess oil with a napkin.
Heat 2-3 tbsp. vegetable oil in your saucepan. Add your chopped onion, green chili pepper and garlic and sauté until it changes its colour.
Add your 1 tbsp. tomato paste to your saucepan and sauté a little more.
Add your 4-5 cubed tomatoes, salt, spices and 1 tsp. sugar and stir a little.
Finally add your 1/2 cup water and stir occasionally until your sauce gets thicker.
Combine your fried vegetables and sauces when your sauce is ready.
Serve your shakshuka as cold.
You can make large amounts of shakshuka on eggplant season and make little cans to use whenever you want.
What do you think about that? Have you tried shakshuka recipe yet? Please comment and share your experience. Or are you craving for another turkish food that you want its recipe from me? You can always contact me from here.