Shakshuka is a trendy dish of Turkish Cuisine. I think you can be familiar with shakshuka which can be named as a celebrity meal known in several countries. Today we are going to make magic with vegetables. Shakshuka is both an appetizer (Turkish meze) and the main course especially will be perfect on 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!
If you want to find the answer to the questions what is shakshuka and how to make shakshuka you are in the right place.
- 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.
Shakshuka Tips & Tricks
– You should keep the eggplants you chopped in salt water so that the bitterness comes out. When you are going to fry, you should first take the eggplants on a paper towel, dry them, and then fry them.
– You can serve your meal with pilaf or pasta, or you can include it among your appetizers at your invitation table.
– You can make canned shakshuka in the summer when there is plenty of eggplants, and you can store it for the winter. Moreover, since it has been prepared in this way, you can serve it as an appetizer to your sudden guests.
– One serving of shakshuka is equivalent to approximately 166 calories.
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