Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Indian Shakshuka - Poached Eggs in a Curry Sauce

In this piece I feel I morphed as a writer. I also hold it special as it is the first time I speak of my father, who passed away five years ago this coming January, 2012.

This is the second writing I've done for The Jew and the Carrot. The first you might recall was Ancient Rice Offering Is the Heart of India's Jewish Community with a sweetened flattened rice (poha) recipe. I also had a little surprise mention in the Q and A: Mollie Katzen, Godmother of Vegetarian Cuisine written by Gianna Palmer and published this past week at The Jew and the Carrot. Thank you Mollie Katzen ( twitter: @MollieKatzen).

Please head over and let me know your thoughts about the story and the recipe included here.
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38 comments :

  1. When i didn't know how to cook, my roommate taught me an egg dish which looks similar to yours and it's still my favorite :) Heading over to read in detail.

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  2. What a lovely shot! Those eggs look gorgeous.. Heading over to read the post :)

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  3. A beautiful dish! Shakshuka is so delicious...

    Heading over to read you post.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. I'll need to look at curry powder in my next shakshuka. great idea!

    Saw your article at the J&C. Beautiful photography and great story. Looking forward to reading more.

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  5. This is one GORGEOUS photograph!!! makes me want to scoop it out all!

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  6. I'm loving this Indian version of shakshuka, Shulie. Beautiful as well as tasty.

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  7. TY Kankana, I make it without the curry powder as well as a straight forward shakshuka or even deeper caramelizing of onions plus more curry and serve as more of a brown curry. TY An Rosa and Kankana fo ryoue kind comments on both mine and J&C site. TY Dan nice meeting you and love the name of your site. TY so much Xiaolu let me know when you do. TY so much Soma. Being in good company with all of you gals & boys:). Thx so much Alison. Means the world!

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  8. Wow, I love poached eggs and curry separately but never had shakshuka; so I can't wait to try this amazing dish. I love hearing about your family and specifically your loving memory of your dad. Thanks for sharing this recipe and your story.

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  9. This is so lovely! What a great way to blend Indian flavors and a classic Israeli dish! It looks delicius!

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  10. Shulie- this is so gorgeous. I have been meaning to give Shakshuka a try and this one's calling my name!

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  11. Simply stunning photo... ok I am heading over there :D

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  12. This is so similar to what my dad use to make for dinner sometime when he was in his super chef dad mode, OH I miss those days.
    Yours looks absolutely delicious and really pretty picture.
    Heading to read it in detail.

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  13. This photo is fabulous and your post is so beautiful. I am really craving your Indian bread and that skillet right now:)

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  14. This sounds amazing! My hubby can't eat much curry, so I don't each much either. But everytime I eat it, I love it:-) Love the idea of including curry with my favorite, eggs:-) Can you see why Nelly and I are good friends, LOL:) Beautiful photography! Hugs, Terra

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  15. The sauce look so beautiful..need to hop over to read how you made it! The wood board looks so rustic..and gives a feeling of traditional recipes from grandmothers. Lovely pictures, Shulie.

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  16. What a delicious curry!!!! a nice rustic pic too :))
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  17. We've talked about how much I love shakshuka... and I love your take on it.

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  18. Shakshouka is one of our favorite things to eat. Love the idea of using curry in it!

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  19. wow~~~ i never thought about eggs and curry together, but i am sure it is so good! what great flavors here!

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  20. What a beautiful dish! Definitely going to check it out. And congrats on the mention...how exciting!

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  21. Delicious looking curry,I make something similar and love it as much.

    Simplehomefood.com

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  22. Great article, Shulie and the recipe looks wonderful too. I've bookmarked it!

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  23. Beautifully written Shulie, I was immediately transported to one of those Friday afternoons of your childhood.

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  24. Hi Shulie,

    Came across your space today. It is just so well writeen & well presented with some amazing shots. Will go over everything with more time in hand. For now I was drawn to your space thru Tastespotting where I spotted these gorgeous looking Eggs. Thanks for sharing. Glad I found your space.

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  25. This looks amazingly delicious though I don't know if I can handle egg looking that raw... sorry for your Dad's loss, he's at peace.

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  26. TY Margaret, Winnie and Maria, my friends in the States. Lt me know when you try it.:) TY Tanvi, are you in the States? Medical student & a food blogger very impressive! TY Lisa all the way down under, means a lot coming from a talented photographer such as you. Aw Reem so happy we got that in common! Sounds fabulous time w/your dad! TY Lora & Terra my dear friends. Terra, you can just add a sprinkle break the hubby in:). TY Sanjeeta & Prathima for the sweet words. The boards are all natural from a neighbor's. TY Bri & Cara out in MA I know right?! Shakshuka is the ultimate quick comfort food! :) TY Junia it pairs wonderfully together. TY Karen & @tasteasyoucook I will look at your site if you got your recipe up. TY Carolyn & Sylvie means a lot your sweet words about the writing. Sometimes it is hard for me to go and reread. I can be critical of myself post publishing. Alpana, welcome so happy I got to meet you as well. @MyFudo, TY for your kind words & I must admit I don't either, but the dish was so picture perfect midway cooking so I had to snap the image. I cook it further w/lid on before eating! :)

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  27. I wish someone would make this for me. The last few days, I've been dreaming of food that will be made for me...Sounds so selfish, but it's just like a mini-vacation from cooking.

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  28. Sounds intriguing but the photo looks sumptuous. I better list this down and prepare one over the next weekend for our shower party. They'll gonna love a brand new recipe as this one.

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  29. This made my mouth water....Looks amazing!

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  30. Stunning, just stunning, Shulie, and all your hard and brilliant work has paid off and is so well deserved! What a wonderful feeling, right? Gorgeous work and photos, as usual, too.

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  31. First time here and love it. You have beautiful photographs and delicious recipes. Can't wait to explore more!

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  32. Looks delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at foodepix.com.

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  33. I made this last week and loved it!! super easy and delicious - thank you for sharing! :))

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  34. @annapet not selfish! @myfudo wonder if you ended up making it for the shower party. @JennyNguyen makes me so happy! Gives me motivation to keep posting as I am scattered recently! TY all for your kind words! This is such a super easy dish to make:).

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