Chekhchoukha Constantinoise

Chekhchoukha is a traditional Algerian dish that is served in the city of Constantine. It’s made of a thick tomato-based sauce, potatoes, and sometimes lamb or beef. To make Chekhchoukha Constantinoise, you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the paprika and stir for 1 minute.

Add the diced tomatoes, potatoes, bay leaf and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Serve hot with rice or couscous.

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