Spicy Tomato Eggs

A healthy comfort food that’s delicious, spicy and filling. It’s very easy and quick to make, too. 

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Last week, my boss asked me to do my most hated thing at work- FILING! I dislike filing stuffs more than I dislike cinnamon (does it have to be all food-related?). I didn’t have any choice, but to comply. I was started doing my thing when my colleague arrived with her kids. The 13-year old girl told me filing is very easy:

The 13-year old girl: Hey, what are you doing? Why all these folders on the floor?

Me: The boss asked me to file all these stuffs and your Mom knows I hate filing.

The 13-year old girl: Really? Filing is really easy. See, in my room, I have so many papers like you. They are filed according to subjects. 

Me: See, I also know how to file. I take the papers and stuff them inside the office cupboard.

And everybody laughed.

After our conversation, I started thinking “What if I just imagine my office files as subjects? Maybe I’d be better at it.” I still haven’t finished what I started, but I am getting there. 😉

Filing those loads of papers was not an easy task for me that it slowly drained my battery. During such times, all I can do after a tiring day at work is to prepare something comforting, easy and quick. Well, not a “5-minute quick”… it’s longer than that, but not too long.

Comfort food doesn’t have to be sweets all the time (Is this me talking?), pasta and all those big burgers and cups of rice… sometimes, it can just be as simple and this Spicy Tomato Eggs. Of course, egg should be one of my comfort foods. 😛

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I love dish that’s tomato-base, so I loved this dish a lot. I love how the chickpeas give texture to the dish, which I am sure dried (and soaked) chickpeas is better than the canned one. This is best served warm and with toasted bread. I hope you will love it.

Spicy Tomato Eggs


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp harissa
  • 2 x 400g canned plum tomatoes
  • Handful of coriander, roughly chopped
  • 2-4 eggs
  • 400g canned chickpeas
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Toasted bread, to serve


  1. In a deep skillet with medium heat, add in olive oil.
  2. Sauté onion and garlic until fragrant.
  3. Add in smoked paprika.
  4. Add in canned tomatoes. Mash plum tomatoes with fork.
  5. Add in harissa paste.
  6. Add in chickpeas.
  7. Simmer on low for 10 minutes.
  8. Add in some of the coriander leaves, reserve some for garnish.
  9. Using the back of the ladle, create wells for the eggs. Crack one egg over the ladle and carefully, remove the ladle, leaving the egg on the well. You can create until 4 wells.
  10. Season each egg with salt and pepper.
  11. Put the lid on and cook the eggs for 2 minutes or until the white is cooked, but the yolk is still soft.
  12. Garnish with the remaining coriander leaves.
  13. Serve with toasted bread.

Source recipe: Spicy Tomato Eggs by Donal Skehan

I am late at this week’s Fiesta Friday # 130, but I am bringing something I know you will all love. 😀 Thanks to our co-hosts this week, Aunt Juju and Petra. Thanks also to our lovely lady, Angie.

Have a fun weekend to all. Happy Fiesta Friday!


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47 thoughts on “Spicy Tomato Eggs

  1. I know I’d love this! I often make similar tomato and egg dishes for lunch on Saturdays and they always make me feel nice and healthy afterwards. I think the harissa in it must make it so tasty. Thank you for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice.

    1. I dislike the smell of cinnamon, Angie. I don’t know why. But I love Cinnabon a lot. 😀 And I also use cinnamon in baking, but I must admit I always cut the required amount in half. 😛

    1. Hi, Charlotte. Harissa is a red pepper paste which mainly consists of roasted red bell peppers plus other dried peppers. It varies from country to country. I am using the ones from Tunisia, but I don’t know how it differs from the others. It’s something like sriracha, though Sriracha comes in liquid form. Glad it helped. Thanks for stopping by. x

    1. Ahhh, I am glad that I am not alone. 😀
      The 13-year old sometimes helps me when she’s bored – I’m lucky! Haha.
      Thanks a lot, Julie. I hope you are having a great time. x

  2. I love tomatoes and I love eggs and this sounds like such great comfort food! Perfect for sharing and Happy Fiesta Friday! Have a great week! 🙂

    1. I am delighted that you love the dish, Elaine. Of course, I knew you’d love it even before I posted it. Haha. I hope you are having a great time with your loves. x I am stuck at work – I just want to sleep.

  3. I bet this is tasty with those chickpeas and Harissa!! I have to comment on the photo coz it looks so good – I make an egg in tomato sauce (it’s quite a bit different than yours but along the same lines) and have never posted it because my pics all look so blech! I wish I hadn’t just eaten breakfast!


    1. Ha! I was not supposed to share these photos. I took these using my phone. When I used the actual camera, I can’t get good shots. But when my cousin told me these photos are okay, I decided to share them. Besides, the dish is too good not to share. You should share yours, too. 😀 Thanks a lot, Mollie. x

  4. This reminds me of Shakshuka; I’ve always wanted to try it as I think it would be a very filling, comforting and yet healthy meal. Thank you for sharing Jhuls, and have a great rest of the weekend 🙂

    1. I’ve seen one recipe using potatoes and with chicken, too. Once I get my hands on baby potatoes, I will try that one. 😀 Thanks for stopping by. x

  5. Being a retired teacher/librarian guess who likes to file and is very organized. You’re right Jhuls – me! I am not a big egg fan but I sure do love your sauce. Thanks for coming to this weeks’ party and sharing with us. Happy weekend 🙂

    1. I should be consulting you on how to categorize/organize my files, Aunt Juju. 😀 Thanks for co-hosing this week. Have a great week ahead. x

  6. Looks great, Jhuls! Its funny how a random comment by a child can make you rethink your perspective on something. We have a new intern at work and when I explain stuff to her I find the same thing happening. Good luck with the remainder of the filing…I pretty much have the same filing system as yours! 🙂

    1. Hmm, my boss just asked me to finish the filing. It was supposed to be me and my colleague doing them, but I prefer working on it alone. I think that’s the problem – I always want to do things alone. My colleague told I finished them as I always filled up the cupboards with folder/box files. I told her they are empty. It’s me being lazy and sleepy talking. Haha! Anyways, I am glad you can relate with me. And thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely day! x

  7. I have a version of this, it is actually called Shakshuka, on my blog. It is one of my favourite brunch dishes. I add spinach or kale to it to get some extra greens.

    1. I forgot how Shakshuka differs from this, but I have also tried it and I loved it. 😀 Thanks, Nadia. I hope you are having a good time. x

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