The weekend’s all about comforting lunches, leisurely strolls or time to food prep and run errands.We suggest you start your lazy weekend off right with a romantic breakfast-in-bed or relaxing brunch cook off with friends. Here’s bringing you a whole new category of indulgent, triple-tested recipes from guests who share a great enthusiasm for food-
“Lazy Brunch Recipes’’
Our first feature for the season, Jyothi Varne has given us a delicious recipe of the Shakshuka, a popular dish of the Middle East and North-Africa. So, go on and get drooling.
This is a simple, easy to make, go to meal that can be had for breakfast, lunch or dinner, considering the star ingredient of this middle eastern inspired dish is Eggs. All the ingredients used in making this dish are easily available in anyone's pantry. Additionally, it requires less prep work and can be made in a jiffy, is high on the yum quotient and is super filling. I have given my own twist to this classic dish by adding in a few ingredients of my choice. After all, who can say no to cheese??
1 tbsp - Cooking oil
1 medium sized onion, sliced
1 large tomato - diced
3 tbsp - Tomato puree
1 bell pepper, cubed
1 Red jalapeno, chopped
2 baby corns, sliced
5-6 button mushrooms, chopped
1/2 tsp - Ginger garlic paste
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 tsp - Coriander powder
1/2 tbsp - Smoked Paprika powder
1/2 tsp - Cumin powder
1/2 tsp - Black pepper powder
Salt to taste
1 cube of cheddar cheese - grated
1. In a skillet/pan, heat some oil. Fry the onions until they are translucent and then add the ginger garlic paste.
2. Next add the diced tomato and cook till they turn mushy. Add in the dry spice powders and mix well.
3. Add the veggies now, except for bell peppers and cook till half done. This should take about 3-5 minutes.
4. Add the tomato puree, bell peppers, salt to taste and give the mixture one final stir, turn the flame onto a low simmer.
5. Add grated cheese & eggs - do not stir now, as the eggs need to cook as a whole. (you may sprinkle some oregano if you like)
6. Let the tomato-veg- egg mixture cook on a low flame with a closed lid on, for 5-6 minutes.
7. Serve hot with slices of freshly baked bread
Hi I'm Jyothi Varne - a Human resource specialist by profession, a passionate foodie and a gypsy soul based in Bengaluru. My blog is called Flavor Flame Fusion, which primarily revolves around yummy recipes that anyone can cook, travel stories from my solo vacations and restaurant reviews. I like food that can easily be cooked, is high on flavors and satiates my palette.
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