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Spicy Chickpeas Shasuka 

This recipe is the one people prefer making during festivals as this spicy recipe is full of ingredients that have a lot of energy and it is even super easy and super fast to make, about thirty minutes is all that you need to make this dish. 

People usually eat it in the morning as it keeps them going for the entire day without feeling tired, shakshuka is actually very popular in the eastern side of the globe and people preserving it in the skillet (hot) only   

The name of the dish makes people curious basically it has a lot of tomato sauce and some eggs, poached, and for that matter, some people feel that it is similar to the Italian style eggs that are made in purgatory, this recipe requires some ingredients and some staples from the pantry, the ingredients used in is recipe require to be highly fresh. 

This recipe is no usual chickpea recipe as we are going to add different types of sauces and when I say different types of sauces I even mean green sauce ( preferably Tabasco) as it is going to go amazingly with this recipe we are not going for the classic green sauce as this one is mild in nature when compared to the classic one, this sauce is going to give you a nice spicy, delicious kick start to your day. 

let’s make it 

 first of all, let’s see what all we need for making it 

 Ingredients 

  1. olive oil ( preferably the extra virgin one ) 
  2. chopped onions( preferably red ones) 
  3. Minced cloves of garlic
  4. paprika
  5. cumin
  6. green sauce 
  7. drained chickpeas 
  8. handful basil (fresh) 
  9. tomatoes( plum ones) 
  10. eggs

Steps –  

  • first of all like you always do before cooking pre-heat your oven after heating take a large-sized bowl and add plum tomatoes to it, wear gloves and squeeze these tomatoes using your palm and fingers, this will create a nice thick puree, once you are done with it, keep it aside,
  • now on the medium level of heat, you need to heat your skillet, before heating it make sure it is oven-proof after heating add oil to the skillet
  • once it is at the right temperature add onion and pepper after five long minutes you need to add paprika, cumin and garlic now after thirty seconds add the tomatoes, reduce the level of heat to the lowest level, place the lid on the top of the skillet and let it cook for another eight minutes but after four minutes of cooking you need to add chickpeas to it
  • then continue cooking for another four minutes to make full eight minutes, if in between you think that the mixture is too dry you can add some juice of tomatoes
  • when everything starts to seem perfect you need to add pepper and salt according to your taste buds, stir well and while stir add basil 
  • now pick up a spoon as now you are going to make a well at the edge as you need to directly break some eggs, if you are making 4 wells then you need to break four eggs separately, add some pepper and salt on the eggs again according to your taste buds,
  • now its time to transfer your pan to your oven and now you again need to cook it for about another eight minutes, makes use that the yolk of the eggs is not cooked completely, the yolks need to be runny 
  •  after eight long minutes take the pan out sprinkle some basil on the top and serve 

Cheesecake Egg Rolls 

When I was a kid McDonald’s use to make some pies and now when I look at this recipe it’s all nostalgic and what I feel is that this recipe can be the baby of that pie if anyhow the wife of that pie was a cake of cheese, here I’m just talking about a fusion recipe.

Here are some things that you are going to require to make this recipe, below is a list of ingredients and if you have any of these then you for sure need to go grocery shopping and you do not need to worry as all of the ingredients mentioned in the list are common and that’s why you can easily find them in any nearby grocery stores. 

The list of Ingredients – 

  • Rind of lemon 
  • Brown sugar 
  • Lime juice 
  • One full can of filling of pie (cherry flavor) 
  • About eight rolls of egg wrappers 
  • Soft cheese cream 
  • Olive oil 

Other than these ingredients you are going to need a medium-sized bowl, a medium-sized deep pan, some Ziploc bags and some water. let’s get started with the cooking  

  • The very first step is to take a medium-sized bowl and in that bowl, you are supposed to add some cheese cream make sure that the cream is soft and not hard now for better results w are going to mix things one by one, after adding cream add rind and then mix both the rind and the cream together make sure that you are mixing well after mixing add some brown sugar and again mix and now add the last thing, lime juice after adding lime juice mix this mixture for the last time, mixing for this recipe is very important as it is going to give it a smooth texture, once you feel that the texture is smooth stop mixing. 
  • Now take a Ziploc bag and use a spoon to transfer this mixture to the Ziploc bag and at the end of this step you need to cut the corner of your Ziploc bag, use a scissor for this. 
  • Time to take out the wrappers, lay them out, make sure that one point of the wrappers is pointing straightly towards you after lay all the wrappers in the right way spread some mixture that we just made, after spreading the mixture add some cherries 
  • Use some water on the edges of your wrappers and then roll them, use some water again to seal the wrappers, keep the rolls aside for a while after four minutes( the reason behind making you wait for four minutes is to make sure that the water that you use to seal these rolls is no more there, it drys up), place your pan on your stove, turn the flames on and after sixty seconds add oil, when you feel that the oil has reached the right temperature start frying your rolls, make sure you serve these when hot.