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Daqoos Recipe: Arabic Tomato Sauce


Daqoos or Daqqus is a Kuwaiti or Gulf Arabic tomato sauce that is combine with garlic and olive oil.

Arabic Tomato Sauce called Daqoos Recipe

Before I went back to the Philippines, I have lived in Kuwait for more than 18 years, which I considered as my second home. During that time, I have eaten much delicious Kuwaiti food, which is one of my favorites. One Kuwaiti dish that I miss is Majboos / Machboos.

It is a national Kuwaiti rice dish that can be served either chicken, lamb, or fish. If you lived in Kuwait, you will know Majboos serve with a tomato sauce called Daqoos / Daqqus.

What is Daqoos?

Daqoos or Daqqus is a Kuwaiti tomato sauce that has a tomato garlicky taste, and it is not spicy.

Apparently, you cannot eat Majboos or Kabsa without this sauce and Arabic Salad. That is because it is an important condiment that must be pair with Majboos or even Kabsa, a Saudi meat rice dish.

Fortunately, making a Daqoos recipe is very easy which takes less than 5 minutes to make this delicious Arabic tomato sauce.

Recipe Ingredients

To make Daqqus sauce, you only need few ingredients which is readily available in most grocery stores.

  • Fresh Tomatoes
  • Tomato paste
  • Water
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Sugar

Recipe Instruction

To make Daqoos recipe is very simple since it only take less 5 minutes.

Firstly, combine the tomatoes and water in a blender to make it into a puree. Once you finish, keep aside while preparing the pan.

Add olive oil to the pan and wait till it becomes hot. Once the oil is hot, add garlic and give a quick stir for few minutes or till it turns light brown.

Next, add the tomato mixture puree to the pan. Stir to mix before adding the tomato paste. Add sugar, salt, and black pepper and continue stirring till the sauce thicken and is well mixed. And you are done.

Remember, make sure you pair with any delicious Arabic or Middle Eastern salad you can think of when serving machboos.

For full instruction, here is the recipe card below.

Daqoos Recipe

Daqoos Recipe

Daqoos or Daqqus is a Kuwaiti tomato garlic sauce recipe which is mixed with olive oil, tomatoes, tomato paste, garlics, and water.

Recipe by Saif Al Deen Odeh
5 from 2 votes
Course: SidesCuisine: KuwaitiDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time






    • 1.5 Tablespoons of Tomato Paste

    • 2 large Tomatoes

    • 4 cloves of Garlics

    • 3 tablespoon of olive oil

    • 1/2 cup of water

    • 1 tablespoon of Brown Sugar

    • Salt and Black Pepper for Taste


    • Add tomatoes and water in a blender to make it into a puree. Keep Aside.
    • Add olive oil in the pan and wait till it become hot
    • Add garlic in the pan. Give a stir till the garlic turns into light brown
    • Pour the tomato puree into the pan. Stir to combine.
    • Add tomato paste, salt, black pepper and sugar. Stir to combine till the sauce thickened.


    • You can use vegetable oil instead of olive oil if you like.
    • You can add cilantro leaves or coriander powder if you like to add more flavor in daqqus.

    Nutrition Facts

    3 servings per container


    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Total Fat 14.3g 22%
      • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    • Sodium 16mg 1%
    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Potassium 389mg 12%
    • Total Carbohydrate 10.5g 4%
      • Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
      • Sugars 7.1g
    • Protein 1.7g 4%
    • Calcium 2%
    • Iron 4%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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