This classic Middle Eastern breakfast dish is spicy, hearty, and very inexpensive. A great one pan breakfast you can serve sharing style in the centre of the table!

This classic Middle Eastern one pan breakfast dish is spicy, hearty, inexpensive and you can serve sharing style in the centre of the table!



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium brown or white onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cups ripe diced tomatoes, or 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp chili powder (mild)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (or more to taste- spicy!)
  • Pinch of sugar (optional, to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh chopped coriender for garnish


  1. In a pan fry, onion, peppers till soft then add garlic then spices and fry till aromatic.
  2. Pour in tomatoes, crush any big pieces, bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 20 min or so.
  3. Taste and add additional spices to taste and sugar if needed, add eggs, season and cover on a low heat. Cook for 10 min.
  4. Serve with parsley or coriander with fresh bread/toast.

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