Egg Rougaille Recipe

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This egg rougaille recipe is a great way to spice up eggs with a delicious chilli and tomato sauce

Egg Rougaille
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins

A great idea for spicing up eggs, Masterchef winner Shelina Permalloo shares her Egg Rougaille recipe for a tasty brunch alternative.

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  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan with a tight-fitting lid over a medium heat and fry the onion until just beginning to brown. Add the ginger, garlic, chilli and thyme and cook for 3–4 minutes, stirring occasionally

  2. Add the tomatoes and cook for 20–25 minutes until the tomatoes are beginning to break down and the oil has started to rise to the top of the mixture. Season with salt, add the chopped coriander and stir

  3. Crack the eggs into the pan, cover and cook for 5 minutes, or until he eggs are softly poached. Garnish with the parsley and serve.


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2cm piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 red bird's eye chilli, finely chopped
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 x 400g tin peeled plum tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander
  • 3 large eggs
  • freshly chopped flat leaf parsley, to garnish
  • salt
Shelina Permalloo
Chef and Masterchef winner

Masterchef winner Shelina Permalloo grew up on the tiny island of Mauritius, which is renowned for the vibrant, colourful, delicately spiced cuisine that helped her triumph on the popular TV show. Shelina Permalloo's first cookbook, Sunshine on a Plate, celebrates her roots and seeks to inspire readers to give Mauritian cooking a go at home. Buy Sunshine on a Plate by Shelina Permalloo (£21; Ebury Press).