Butter Chicken Shakshuka

Butter chicken shakshuka is a fusion of Indian and Middle Eastern culinary delights. Marrying the rich and aromatic flavors of butter chicken with the vibrant, tomato-based essence of shakshuka. In this innovative dish, eggs are simmered in a butter chicken spiced tomato sauce. creating a savory and indulgent base. Garnished with fresh herbs and served with warm, crusty bread for dipping. Butter chicken shakshuka is a culinary crossroads where the richness of Indian cuisine meets the bold flavors of the Middle East.

Butter Chicken Shakshuka

Butter chicken shakshuka is a beautiful combination of the butter chicken gravy with traditional shakshuka flavors.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion (fine diced)
  • ½ red bell pepper (fine diced)
  • ½ tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 400 g crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • cilantro
  • dried fenugreek leaves (optional)
  • baguette


  • Into a medium heat pan add olive oil.
    1 tbsp olive oil
  • Add diced onions and bell peppers. Stir 2 minutes.
    ½ yellow onion, ½ red bell pepper
  • Add minced ginger and garlic. Stir 1 minute.
    ½ tbsp minced garlic, ½ tbsp minced ginger
  • Add seasonings. Stir 1 minute.
    1 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp salt
  • Add crushed tomatoes, along with water and heavy cream. Stir until it begins to simmer.
    400 g crushed tomatoes, ¼ cup water, ¼ cup heavy cream
  • Add butter and sugar. Mix until butter is melted.
    2 tbsp butter, 1 tsp sugar
  • Make 3 wells in your butter chicken gravy to crack in our eggs.
    3 large eggs
  • Cover pan with a lid until your eggs are cooked to your desired consistency. I like about 5 minutes.
  • Top with cilantro and dried fenugreek leaves. Serve with fresh baguette slices.
    cilantro, dried fenugreek leaves, baguette