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Tikka Masala Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a breakfast of eggs poached in tomato sauce common in Israel.  Being one who favors spice, I thought the eggs would go well with the creamy and spicy tomato-based Tikka Masala.  It can be a breakfast, lunch or dinner, served with a light salad and bread.  Here is my version.


  • 4-6 eggs
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 hot chili pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 cup whole milk (preferably cream)
  • 3 large tomatoes, wedged
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1-3 tsp hot chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • *Garam Masala (adapted from Allrecipes KitchenBarbarian Easy Garam Masala)*
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom (or crushed whole cardamon)
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves (preferably ground, but whole is OK)
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Mix all of the Garam Masala spices. Feel free to double or triple recipe to make sufficient amounts.


  1. Fry in butter, chopped onion, garlic and hot chili peppers.
  2. Once fragrant, add wedged tomatoes.
  3. Once tomatoes have softened, add garam masala, hot chili powder, tomato paste and brown sugar. Allow mixture to fry a little.
  4. Add milk to mixture. Allow to come to a simmer.
  5. Mix well and add salt to taste.
  6. Add eggs and allow to poach to desired level.
  7. Garnish with parsley and serve with bread.


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